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Proxy Voting for Better Outcomes

@article{Cohensius2017ProxyVF,
  title={Proxy Voting for Better Outcomes},
  author={Gal Cohensius and Shie Mannor and R. Meir and Eli A. Meirom and Ariel Orda},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1611.08308}
}
We consider a social choice problem where only a small number of people out of a large population are sufficiently available or motivated to vote. A common solution to increase participation is to allow voters use a proxy, that is, transfer their voting rights to another voter. Considering social choice problems on metric spaces, we compare voting with and without the use of proxies to see which mechanism better approximates the optimal outcome, and characterize the regimes in which proxy… 

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