Fans vs. Votes is a thesis project hoping to help people learn about different voting systems through participation running from June 4th 17:00 to June 18th 17:00. Participants will be entered into a draw for a €50 Amazon gift card.
The aim of the project is to expose people to different voting systems so they can learn through participation.
I'm also hoping to see how the different systems affects the final results.
You'll vote in a first past the post system where winner takes all, a transferable vote system where candidates are eliminated until a winner emerges, and a mixed system with winner takes all representatives, and parties winning seats equal to their share of the vote
The core of democracy is the vote, but rarely do people get to see how important How we vote can be on the results, and representation.
I'm hoping my project might bring light to these issues in a more entertaining manner, by pitting fandom and TV shows against each other!
Of 48 candidates in four constituencies there will be 12 elected representatives, though there could be very different winners under each system!
Once you pick a constituency/district (see above) to vote in you’ll be guided through the different types of voting system. The form should take about 1 minute.
Use multiple Email Addresses if you wish to vote in multiple constituencies !
Each of the four constituencies has twelve television shows from the seven biggest genres of scripted television according to Metacritic user ratings.
Aside from your votes the only thing you’ll be asked is for an email address that is needed to identify your vote, and whether you wish to receive results and a post-election questionnaire by email.