The principle objective of a three-tier truncated range voting (3TTRV) system is to completely avoid any strong motivation to utilize automation, machinery, computers, etc. in the voting and the tabulation operations of political elections and referendums. The only means to achieve hand tabulation is to design the process to be absolutely as simple as reasonably possible. This obviously demands an extremely minimal transfer of data within the system, or more succinctly, extremely low information traffic.
The 3TTRV system consists of a significantly modified form of the range method. The ballot allows voters to grant 5, or 4, or 0 votes to each and every candidate printed on said ballot. The existence of the 0 vote tier merely adds a small degree of additional security for the ballots. Voters can also grant 5, or 4, but not 0 votes to write-in candidates, since allowing them to grant 0 votes to write-ins could lead to personal harassment. Allowing 3, 2, or 1 votes to be granted would afford very little improvement in the relevant expression of portions of electoral support, but would approximately double the complexity of automation-free tabulation. Only voters who provide provable significantly valid reasons should be allowed to submit mail-in ballots, so as to provide adequate system security.
Voters should probably be preregistered, with their names being noted on lists at the time when they vote. Voters would fill out paper ballots and then insert them into ballot boxes at polling places. At the end of the polling period, the votes should be immediately hand-counted at the polling places. Then the polling place staff should announce and publish all of the results one hour prior to submitting them to larger tabulation centers, which should do the same prior to submitting them to yet larger centers, since this would suppress organized tampering.
Upon close examination, systems of proportional representation (PR) do not appear to provide positive outcomes for the factions they ostensibly represent, and it is apparent that all PR methods require unacceptably high levels of information traffic.
Advocating three-tier truncated range voting (3TTRV) will be a very worthwhile mission!