Voting Rules for
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Different uses for voting need different types of voting.

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HOT!  The presentation about Fair-share Spending
from the 2012 Participatory Budgeting Conference!
English: Open Office slide show, Printer pdf.
Español: Open Office diapositivas, impresora pdf.
Portugués: somente texto: Inglês, portugués, espanhol.
中国版 Chinese: Open Office 幻灯片, 打印.

Versions

Web pages are the most complete and functional version because JavaScript lets you sort the tables and link from the contents or references. Start with the primer and the workshop games, then the slideshows of election and budget simulations. Statistics pages show the actual effects of different voting rules in the stable democracies.

PDF versions are more beautiful and concise.
One is made just for screens on phones, tablets or laptops.

Others are designed for printing.

The simplest is just a flat sheaf of A4 letter-size paper, to staple on one corner or edge.

The hardback size lets you print a beautiful booklet on A4 letter-size paper. (For the saddle binding, like a magazine, we use T50 construction staples through the 16 sheet spine, making it wide enough to show the title. For the edge binding, like a paperback, we use 3/8” (9mm) PowerCrown staples through the 34 page edge.)

The pocket size is more handy and cute but tricky to make. (It needs ways of cutting the b4 legal-size printout in half and saddle binding it — we use a Carl HD rotory trimmer and a long-reach stapler, but sissors and clips could do it.)

The abridged black and white version is easy but ugly. You need just 7 sheets of A4 letter paper and a plain stapler. It prints well on black-ink printers and copiers. Other versions look better in color.

A teacher's edition has room for notes if printed on b4 legal paper. The Power Point outline also includes discussion notes. Workshop handouts can print on A4 letter paper (no cuts or folds) with plain columns, or a more colorful style.

Covers printed on heavy card stock are nice for hardback and pocket paperback size booklets.  The paperback size includes voting cards.

If you would like more numbers and logic with fewer pictures, Democracy Evolves is again free to browse or print.  It prints in B&W on the front and back of four letter-size A4 sheets.  It can be corner stapled with no cuts or folds.  The first page has the introduction to the primer; the other seven add to it at a first-year college level.

Booklets and Slide Shows

The booklet is a great introduction to voting methods or a review of concepts in the website. It is colorfully illustrated and available in your choice of formats.

All-in-1 editions have the Accurate Democracy Primer , the Transferable Vote workshop, graphics from PoliticalSim™ and the budget sim, statistics from nations, references, index and glossary.

Booklet sizes: The pocket paperback is 7 x 4.2, The shelf hardback and español are 8.5 x 5.5, The palm size B&W is 5.5 x 4.2.   Most fit on a4- and letter-size paper. Teachers and readers who like to write in wide margins can simply use b4- or legal-size paper.

Sizes Stapling
Booklet Font  Sheets  Edge
(paperback)
Saddle
(magazine)
Corner
(draft)
Pocket paperback 10 7 legal b4 All-in-1 All-in-1    --
Shelf hardback 12 14 All-in-1 All-in-1 All-in-1
" español 1'ed. 11 14 Todo en 1 Todo en 1 Todo en 1
" español 2'ed. 11 14 Todo en 1 Todo en 1 Todo en 1
Palm B&W 10 7    --    -- Primer
           
Flipchart 36 70 legal  b4 Primer Workshop
Slide Outline 32 screen Primer Workshop

eBook readers may prefer the screen version.

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You also may download a full-choice ballot and voting cards formatted in Microsoft Word or Excel.

Voting simulations: PoliticalPoliticalSimSim TM is a simulation game that demonstrates voting rules. Updated 99-03-10 (1500K)
 

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