Elec­toral reform

TagLast edit: 14 Jul 2022 20:53 UTC by Leo

Electoral reform is change in electoral systems, including voting systems, to better align public policies with social preferences.


80,000 Hours rates electoral reform a “potential highest priority area”: an issue that, if more thoroughly examined, could rank as a top global challenge.[1]

Further reading

Quinn, Jameson (2018) A voting theory primer for rationalists, LessWrong, April 12.
An excellent introduction to voting theory.

Related entries

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Future Generations | Center for Election Science | improving institutional decision-making | longtermist institutional reform

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    80,000 Hours (2022) Our current list of pressing world problems, 80,000 Hours.

Thoughts on elec­toral reform

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79 points
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18 points
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17 points
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38 points
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110 points
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90 points
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AndrewDoris20 Mar 2021 20:40 UTC
34 points
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Rob Richie15 Aug 2022 5:26 UTC
3 points
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aaronhamlin3 Dec 2021 18:49 UTC
18 points
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15 points
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95 points
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MichaelA2 Feb 2021 3:52 UTC
14 points
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Jason Schukraft13 Jan 2020 15:41 UTC
117 points
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aaronhamlin17 Dec 2019 23:06 UTC
42 points
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aaronhamlin15 Dec 2018 1:43 UTC
43 points
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52 points
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11 points
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1 point
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EA and the Pos­si­ble De­cline of the US: Very Rough Thoughts

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56 points
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AMA: Eliz­a­beth Ed­wards-Ap­pell, former State Representative

ElizabethE9 Jan 2021 18:05 UTC
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Hauke Hillebrandt27 Jul 2021 18:14 UTC
47 points
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Aaron Ham­lin: The plu­ral­ity pandemic

EA Global26 Oct 2018 8:36 UTC
9 points
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Age-Weighted Voting

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71 points
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Far-Fu­ture Com­mit­ments as a Policy Con­sen­sus Strategy

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11 points
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Sin­gle-win­ner meets pro­por­tional representation

brunoparga26 Dec 2021 11:27 UTC
13 points
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How much does a vote mat­ter?

Robert_Wiblin29 Oct 2020 17:21 UTC
37 points
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Plu­ral­ity Vot­ing is Unconstitutional

c.trout21 Oct 2022 8:20 UTC
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Aaron Ham­lin: How to re­place our bro­ken vot­ing system

EA Global29 Jan 2020 15:29 UTC
13 points
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Vot­ing The­ory has a HOLE

Anthony Repetto4 Dec 2021 4:20 UTC
2 points
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[Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes] Dy­namic democ­racy to guard against au­thor­i­tar­ian lock-in

Open Philanthropy24 Aug 2022 10:53 UTC
12 points
1 comment13 min readEA link

Easy fix­ing Voting

Raphaël S2 Oct 2022 17:03 UTC
3 points
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Afri­can Wild Dogs Vote By Sneez­ing—Can AI Help Us Do Bet­ter?

Augmented Assembly6 Feb 2023 22:11 UTC
2 points
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Paper sum­mary: Longter­mist in­sti­tu­tional re­form (Tyler M. John and William MacAskill)

Global Priorities Institute13 Mar 2023 18:07 UTC
41 points
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Trans­form­ing Democ­racy: A Unique Fund­ing Op­por­tu­nity for US Fed­eral Ap­proval Voting

aaronhamlin28 Jun 2023 22:07 UTC
39 points
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En­forc­ing Far-Fu­ture Con­tracts for Governments

FCCC26 Sep 2023 4:26 UTC
3 points
2 comments3 min readEA link
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