Different voting systems may lead to discrimination based on race, language, or income levels. Various types of ballots present different levels of complexity, and may result in mistaken or invalidated votes. In the US, most states allow counties and cities… Full Answer
There are three basic "families" of voting systems: plurality/majority, proportional representation, and semiproportional. All the voting systems within a particular family tend to produce the same kind of political results and tend to resemble each other in terms of their… Full Answer
If they don't go to the polls, they don't get to vote. In some countries, such as Australia, voting is compulsory. There is no escape! (But you can spoil your voting paper if you feel hacked-off with the whole system).
Both systems are being used in voter elections. Electronic systems are more convenient, easier to tabulate, and have no paper messes left over. Lines were usually shorter at elections with electronic machines.
Everybody should use paper ballots. Electronic voting systems are too subject to fraud and sabotage; so far, every electronic voting system has been hacked, often quickly, and it is possible to either see your vote or CHANGE the votes that… Full Answer
Political parties don't need to work as hard to earn votes. Political parties don't need to motivate their base, only the swinging voters. This makes it harder for people to tell the difference between the right and the left. Compulsory… Full Answer
Arend Lijphart has written: 'Democrazie in transizione' 'Paradigmata in de leer der internationale betrekkingen' -- subject(s): International relations 'The problem of low and unequal voter turnout-and what we can do about it' -- subject(s): Voting research 'Verzuiling, pacificatie en kentering… Full Answer