Guy Ottewell is one of the three modern re-discoverers of the excellent, simple Approval Voting method.
He has just revised his classic book on the topic, which used to be titled “The Arithmetic of Voting”.
I’ve just ordered it, and look forward to seeing the new chapters:
– A selection of examples of the acute need for Approval Voting – elections in which sides were split and voters suffered the “voter’s dilemma,” often resulting in a less-approved winner.
– Countries and times where Approval Voting was actually used, though it didn’t get that name until 1977. There are more and larger instances than I had realized.
– A comparison with the more complicated reform that was rejected in the British referendum of 2011.
– People in America who are campaigning for Approval Voting.
– Some examples of how exit polls reveal the way people would vote if they were allowed to vote by this freer rule.