Approval Voting in Product Societies

  title={Approval Voting in Product Societies},
  author={Kristen Mazur and Mutiara Sondjaja and Matthew L. Wright and Carolyn Yarnall},
  journal={The American Mathematical Monthly},
  pages={29 - 43}
Abstract In approval voting, individuals vote for all platforms that they find acceptable. In this situation it is natural to ask: When is agreement possible? What conditions guarantee that some fraction of the voters agree on even a single platform? Berg et al. found such conditions when voters are asked to make a decision on a single issue that can be represented on a linear spectrum. In particular, they showed that if two out of every three voters agree on a platform, there is a platform… 

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MUTIARA SONDJAJA received her Ph.D. in 2014 from the School of Operations Research and Information