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Framed-field Experiment on Approval Voting and Evaluation Voting. Some Teachings to Reform the French Presidential Electoral System

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Part of the Studies in Public Choice book series (SIPC, volume 25)

Abstract

This paper presents the framed-field experiment on Approval Voting and (+2,+1,0) Evaluation Voting rules that took place during the 2007 French presidential elections. It aims at comparing the two tested voting rules with the two-round plurality vote currently used in the French presidential electoral system, notably on the basis of questionnaires collected during the experiment. In particular, we seriously challenge two common beliefs about the advantages of the official voting system – the important number of candidates and the guaranteed absolute majority. Besides, we show that the criteria that proved to be appreciated by actual voters – expression, simplicity and transparency – are more likely to be respected by the tested voting rules, especially approval voting.

Keywords

Presidential Election Vote Rule Condorcet Winner Absolute Majority Strategic Vote 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRS and BETAUniversity of StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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