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The de Borda Institute aims to promote the use of inclusive voting procedures on all contentious questions of social choice.

This applies specifically to decision-making, be it for the electorate in regional/national polls, for their elected representatives in councils and parliaments, for members of a local community group, for members of a company board, for members of a co-operative, and so on.

 

 

 

The director alongside the statue of Jean-Charles de Borda, capitaine et savant, in l’École Navale in Brest, 24.9.2010. Photo by Gwenaelle Bichelot. 

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Welcome to the home page of the de Borda Institute, a Northern Ireland-based international organisation (an NGO) which aims to promote the use of inclusive voting procedures on all contentious questions of social choice. For more information use the menu options above or feel free to contact the organisation's headquarters. If you want to check the meaning of any of the terms used, then by all means have a look at this glossary.

As shown in these attachments, there are many decision-making and even more electoral systems.  Sometimes, for any one voters' profile - that is, the set of all their preferences - the outcome of any count may well depend on the voting procedure used.  In this very simple example of a few voters voting on just four options, and in these two hypothetical examples on five, (word document) or (power-point) in which a few cast their preferences on five options, the profiles are analysed according to different methodologies, and the winner could be any one of all the options.  Yet all of these methodologies are called democratic!  Extraordinary!

FAQ on > What is a Preferendum? > What consensual voting procedures can be used in elections?

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If the election is for two or more representatives or committee members or whatever, all of whom will then have the same status, the recommended procedure is a Quota Borda System ( qbs ). (In this context, the word ‘status’ means that all the persons elected are then mp s, or whatever.)

When each of the persons elected is to have different status – one a chairperson, one a secretary and so on; or one a minister of this, another a minister of that – then the appropriate methodology is the Matrix Vote.

Both qbs and the matrix vote are outlined elsewhere on this web-site, and explained in detail in Designing an All-Inclusive Democracy, (Springer, 2007).

Last updated on September 19, 2008 by Deborda