Acclamation Voting in Sparta: An Early Use of Approval Voting

  title={Acclamation Voting in Sparta: An Early Use of Approval Voting},
  author={Charles Girard},
  journal={Political Theory: Political Philosophy eJournal},
  • C. Girard
  • Published 2010
  • History, Economics
  • Political Theory: Political Philosophy eJournal
An early form of approval voting was arguably used in Ancient Greece, as is described in Plutarch’s account of the elections to the Gerousia, Sparta’s Council of Elders. 
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