Satisfaction approval voting
|Part of the Politics series|
Satisfaction approval voting aims to maximise the electorate's satisfaction, rather like proportional approval voting (PAV), however SAV calculates a voter's satisfaction differently to the way used in PAV. The satisfaction gained by a voter when a candidate they approve of is elected is equal to 1/n where n is the number of candidates that they voted for. This has the effect of giving everyone a single vote that they split between the n candidates that they vote for. This makes calculating the winners much easier than for PAV, as a voter's satisfaction gained for each elected candidate under this method is independent of how many of their choices have been elected, making satisfaction additive.
10 voters, 4 candidates, 2 seats
4 voters: ab
3 voters: c
3 voters: d
Using the methodology used in PAV:
|ab voters' satisfaction||4||2||2||2||2||0|
|c voters' satisfaction||0||3||0||3||0||3|
|d voters' satisfaction||0||0||3||0||3||3|
Therefore C and D win
Alternatively, making use of the system's additive satisfaction property:
|ab voters - total vote||2||2||0||0|
|c voters - total vote||0||0||3||0|
|d voters - total vote||0||0||0||3|
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- Brams, Steven J.; D. Marc Kilgour (2014). "Satisfaction Approval Voting". In Rudolf Fara; Dennis Leech; Maurice Salles. Voting Power and Procedures: Essays in Honour of Dan Felsenthal and Moshe Machover. Springer. pp. 322–346. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05158-1_18. ISBN 978-3-319-05158-1.
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