I like experimenting with different electoral systems to vote for issues outside of conventional elections as well. Several years ago, I helped organize a tool to inform the public about the various electoral systems that exist in the world to elect state leaders, and to collect data on voters’ behaviour under these systems. The study focused on the election of the next Pope. Last year, I was involved in two exciting projects. For Vote Foot, participants around the world were able to choose the best football player using 3 different voting systems. It was a very fun experience. You can check it out here: https://votefoot.org/. I conducted a similar study with Daniel Stockemer (Ottawa) at the time of the Eurovision contest in which people were invited to vote for the best song under two different voting systems. Elections are ubiquitous, they are not confined to politics, and there is much to learn about how people vote in different types of elections.
Research Chair in Electoral Studies, at the Université de Montréal. Electoral Studies, electoral behaviour, André Blais, Turnout, Vote, experiments in social science, duty to vote, elections, canadian elections, Université de Montréal, University of Montréal