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Storable Votes: Protecting the Minority Voice

Alessandra Casella


Storable Votes are a simple voting scheme that allows the minority to win occasionally, while treating every voter equally. Because the minority wins when it cares strongly about a decision while the majority does not, minority victories occur with little cost, in fact typically with gains, for the community as a whole. The idea is simple: Consider a group of voters faced with a series of proposals, each of which can either pass or fail. Decisions are taken according to the majority of votes cast, but each voter is endowed with a budget of votes to distribute freely ove ... More

Keywords: storable votes, majority, minority, intensity of preferences, experiments, voting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309096
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309096.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alessandra Casella, author
Columbia University