Modeling Elections and Voting Behavior (2017)

Prepared by:

Joseph Malkevitch
Department of Mathematics
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451


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Stuart Weinberg
Mathematics Education
Teachers College
New York, New York 10027

1. Give as many examples as you can think of, situations where voting behavior or elections occur. (What are some recent examples of voting in the US, Great Britain, and European Union?)

a. What are common properties of these situations?

b. How are these situations different from each other?

2. What are the features of a voting situation or election that "define" the situation as one involving voting or being an election?

3. What are some fairness issues involved with voting and elections?

4. Describe some of the voting/election systems with which you are familiar.