Everything that Can Be Counted Does Not Necessarily Count: The Right to Vote and the Choice of a Voting System

  title={Everything that Can Be Counted Does Not Necessarily Count: The Right to Vote and the Choice of a Voting System},
  author={J. C. O'neill},
  journal={Law \& Society: Public Law - Constitutional Law eJournal},
  • J. C. O'neill
  • Published 19 February 2006
  • Law
  • Law & Society: Public Law - Constitutional Law eJournal
This article investigates how the choice of a voting system impacts the right to vote. It presents the first comprehensive summary of the usage of alternative voting systems in the United States and also the first comprehensive summary of the caselaw on voting systems. Two aspects of the right to vote are considered: the right to an equally effective vote and the right to a reliable electoral outcome. The right to an equally effective of vote is considered as a generalization and unification of… 
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