Discussion Paper of the Institute for Organisational Economics 7/2021

Einfache Vermeidung von Stimmverlusten durch Prozent-Hürden
Alexander Dilger
July 2021



Simple Avoidance of Lost Votes by Electoral Thresholds

Electoral thresholds usually cause votes to lapse, which contradicts the equality of votes and reduces the chances of smaller and new parties. There are several possible ways out, e.g. by preferential voting. An even easier solution is that each party specifies which other party should get its votes if it fails to meet the electoral threshold.