Score Voting — or Range Voting — allows people to rate their choices, like scoring in many Olympic events — 1 to 10 — or rating YouTube videos. It is advocated by RangeVoting.org. Here are a series of Score Voting polls for the presidential race:
- Rate the presidential candidate’s foreign policies.
- Rate the presidential candidate’s domestic policies.
- Rate the presidential candidates overall.
Instant Runoff Voting
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) — also known as ranked choice voting — allows people to rank their preferences 1-2-3… It is advocated by the group FairVote.
Note: Candidates listed in the above polls: Barack Obama, John McCain, Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney and Chuck Baldwin, are those who, according to Ballot Access News, will be on enough states in 2008 to have a chance at winning the presidency.
Blind Taste Test
(Past efforts include Matt Waterman’s for the 2008 primary race. USA Today had one, but took it down. Here’s a picture of what it looked like. They now have one that is restricted to Obama and McCain.)