Voting by proxy

  title={Voting by proxy},
  author={Dan Alger},
  journal={Public Choice},
I introduce voting by proxy for constructing and operating legislatures, and then compare it to direct representation, plurality, and single transferable vote (STV), which voting by proxy most closely resembles. When each voter uses voting by proxy to select his proxy among given legislators and elections are costless, voting by proxy maximizes the legislature's representation of the voting population. When each voter uses preferential voting by proxy, selecting a proxy during the vote count as… 
Proxy selection in transitive proxy voting
  • J. Harding
  • Computer Science
    Social Choice and Welfare
  • 2021
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