Smith, Thomas C. <> (12345) Clearwater FL USA;
chairman of Florida Patriot Party
interested in voting methods
radio talk show host and producer
public access television producer

Garvey, Christopher B. (123456) Amityville NY USA;
2006 Libertarian Candidate for Attorney General of New York
1998 Libertarian Candidate for Governor of New York
Libertarian Party State Committee
Former Libertarian County Chair
various years - Conservative Candidate for NY Supreme Court Judge
Patent Attorney |Poet |Sailing Instructor |Merchant Marine Officer - Master of Vessels

Unger, Stephen H. <unger@cs.columbia.ed> (2456) New York NY USA;
I agree that range voting (RV) is probably the best voting system overall. With respect to political elections, my present view is that the special case of approval voting (AV) would be preferable to multi-range RV because it is easier for voters to understand and easier to do the vote counting. It would probably be easier to get it accepted. Furthermore, I can't think of a situation--and I might be missing something here--where I would want to give a political candidate something other than an extreme score. I believe I am thinking here in terms of strategic voting, which is what I do in political elections. In many other cases, such as a committee voting on who should get a prize, or on who should be admitted to some program, I believe the multi-range RV would be better. There are also cases where a group is trying to make some decision and all are sincerely trying to make the choice that is most satisfying to the most people. In such a situation strategic voting is not appropriate and multi-range RV clearly is the best choice. (An example would be an extended family voting on where to go for its annual weekend gathering.)
I am a computer science (and EE) professor who has done research and development work, mostly in hardware, but a fair amount in software work as well. I am the author of Asynchronous Sequential Switching Circuits, The Essence of Logic Circuits.
With respect to organizational and technology-society issues my experience includes: membership IEEE Board of Directors, President IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (I was one of the principal founders), member AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, extensive writing and talks on subjects such as governmental secrecy, energy policy, war, engineering employment, and, most recently, electronic voting. I also am the author of Controlling Technology: Ethics and the Responsible Engineer.

Lomax, Abd ul-Rahman <> (15) Northampton MA USA;
Founder, BeyondPolitics. Independent inventor of Delegable Proxy. Writer on Islam. Debunker of pious frauds. Internet activist. Business manager. Printed Circuit Designer. Chaplain, San Quentin State Prison. Founder, Arizona School of Midwifery. Seven children, five grandchildren.

Zychick, Jacob <> (123456) Ridgefield NJ USA;
Chairman, Reform Party of New Jersey. (2010-2012) | |National Secretary, Reform Party of United States of America. (2010-2014) Youngest serving Nat. Secretary for a political party with National Committee status (21 years old turning 22 in October). | |Columns about general campaign strategy, Keynesian v. Hayek economics, and improving aviation industry in New Jersey. | |Have been quoted in Trenton Times, WZBN-Trenton, Tri-City News, Daily Record, and Atlantic Highland Herald. | | | |

swift, kat <> (123456) San Antonio TX USA;
I'd tweak the ballot access proposal a bit. One month before election is a bit late for certain states with certain rules in place that would make you like a write-in candidate, pointless. All in all, uniform, free, and equal ballot access is a must. | |Also, I support Vote Rescue in eliminating voting machines and moving to hand-counted, paper ballots, that are counted in the polling station under video surveillance. | |I am working to get the Green Party of Texas to enshrine Range Voting in our Bylaws. | |en solidaridad...kat