Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321867327
ISBN 13: 978-0-32186-732-2

Chapter 13 - Voting and Apportionment - 13.1 Voting Methods - Exercise Set 13.1: 42

Answer

The Borda count method requires voters to rank all candidates. Then each last-place vote receives 1 point, each next-to-last-place vote receives 2 points, and so on. The candidate with the most points is the winner. It is not possible to use the Borda count method without ranking the candidates, because each candidate receives a specific number of points according to how each voter ranked the candidate.

Work Step by Step

The Borda count method is a voting method which requires voters to rank all candidates from the most favorable to the least favorable. Each last-place vote receives 1 point, each next-to-last-place vote receives 2 points, and so on. With the Borda count method, the candidate with the most points is the winner. It is not possible to use the Borda count method without ranking the candidates, because each candidate receives a specific number of points according to how each voter ranked the candidate.
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