On November 8th, Ohioans will go to the polls to elect a governor, congressional and state representatives, and members of the state supreme court. But are these elections structured in the optimal way?
To find out more, come to a talk on Wednesday, October 26th from 6-7pm on Antioch College Campus on “The mathematics of voting: on how to count the votes so that your vote counts” by Dr. Emily Riehl, a professor of mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. The talk will take place in room 219 of the Arts and Sciences Building and will be broadcast live on Zoom.
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When many candidates run for office but only one can be elected, how should we pick the winner? The most common procedure, selecting the person who receives the most votes, can lead to elected officials that only a small minority of public supports. This talk will introduce other voting procedures that allow voters to express more nuanced preferences while touring some of the mathematical paradoxes inherent in elections. These considerations are equally relevant for the election of the next community manager, mayor, representative, senator, or president.