Washington, June 2 (ANI): Spanish scientists have developed an ingenious new voting system that will focus on social wellbeing as well as provide more gravity to minority choices.
he system, that is the brainchild of Robert F. Veszteg, of the UC3M, and the Universidad Autsnoma de Madrid professor, Agnes Pintir, will allow voters to order alternatives according to their preferences, scoring them along a numeric scale.
"What is important is that they say a number for each alternative which is higher for their top choice or those for which they wish to assign more importance", stated Professor Rsbert F. Veszteg, from the UC3M Economics Department.
The researchers' goal in this work to obtain efficiency in common decisions based on voting without the presence of money or monetary transfer, from political elections to a family decision about where to spend an upcoming vacation, to friends choosing a movie, or a group of students trying to agree on a date for a make-up class.
"We have aimed for a relatively simple voting system which protects minorities in the aforementioned situations, where this protection is justified from the point of view of the well being of society as a whole", asserts the UC3M Professor. (ANI)