voting methods

Beyond what you reviewed in the required and recommended readings this week; different voting methods are used to decide elections worldwide. Some countries, like Brazil, elect their president using a two-round system, which is equivalent to the instant runoff voting method. Other countries, like Mexico, use what is known as the first-past-the-post system, which is equivalent to the plurality method.

Research the different electoral systems used worldwide and share a specific example. Compare this country’s electoral system with the voting methods we examined in this module. Based on fairness criteria, discuss your thoughts about the fairness of this system.

Your initial post is due Thursday by midnight. A minimum of two follow up posts to your classmates are due Sunday by midnight. Draw on lecture material and required readings as you construct your post. Post your initial response early and check back often to continue the discussion. Be sure to respond to your peers’ and instructor’s posts, as well.

Requirements for Discussion Boards

  • Utilize and interface with the required readings to analyze and engage the discussion board questions.
  • Your initial post should be roughly 200 words (plus or minus 10%). Each subsequent post should be 100 words (plus or minus 10%)