There is a new proposal in area 51 about voting systems.

Are questions on voting systems and voting theory welcome here? Under what conditions?

  • Voting theory is also on-topic in Math.SE (from a mathematical viewpoint, of course).
    – Foo Bar
    Nov 6, 2019 at 14:33

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We have a tag for . I would find your six questions to be on-topic. Note that some of them might be considered under-researched. Also

"What single-mark voting rules are there other than Plurality?" is likely too broad. List questions are almost always off-topic on any Stack Exchange.

"Why is plurality so popular?" might be closed as opinion-based -- you might have to work to phrase it in an objectively measurable way.

While it may be possible to come up with a voting system that is not on-topic for Politics.SE, it seems difficult.

  • Thanks for the quick answer. What would you think of more theoretical questions like: Is there an equivalent of Arrow's Impossibility Theorem for systems that choose only one winner (instead of producing a complete societal ranking)? Apr 18, 2016 at 16:40
  • I personally see no reason why purely theoretical questions should be off-topic.
    – Brythan
    Apr 18, 2016 at 17:09

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