This is something that pops up a lot in arguments against Approval, that failing LNH makes people bullet vote. My best guess is that only low-stakes elections without polling have this issue, which would help refute FairVote’s arguments. Here’s their piece: https://www.fairvote.org/dartmouth-alumni-oust-approval-voting-82-to-18
The relevant portion: The Dartmouth newspaper editorializedlast month that:
“As they are currently run, trustee elections can give an unfair advantage to candidates elected by petition, who have traditionally been supported by a vocal alumni minority. When the alumni electorate fails to take advantage of the approval voting process, the three required Alumni Council candidates tend to split the majority vote, giving petition candidates an advantage. By reducing the number of Alumni Council candidates, and instituting a more traditional one-person, one-vote system, trustee elections will become more democratic - and will more accurately reflect the desires of our alumni base.”
So essentially, people might not vote multiple in elections where they have little information on polling. Anyone know more?