The book Democracy with Sequential Choice and Fund Voting discusses the effect of implementing Sequential Choice or Fund Voting on integrity. Integrity requires that a concern be presented in accordance with what a person considers best, next best and so on, and that one expresses one's opinions by means of a vote which reflects these opinions; best, next best and so on down to the poorest, and in fact also to express via one?s vote (in fund voting) how intense one's feelings are regarding a matter or a variant of the matter.
This is discussed, among other places:
- at the beginning of the chapter Sequential choice,
- in the article A second round between the two candidates the voters wanted least; where the vote is carried out in two rounds to ascertain whether people in the first round may have voted for someone other than the one they thought best for the position,
- at the end of the article Collective responsibility: Sequential choice as a means of testing opinion; where the discussion covers the established procedures of voting, i.e. that people present two variants, even though the problem is more wide-ranging, and either exaggerate the extent of a conflict or suppress it,
- at the end of the article Approval voting; which cover the question of wasting one's vote on an unworthy candidate or cause,
- in section Abuse? and in section Caring about democracy.
and elsewhere. Actually it runs like a connecting thread through the book that Sequential Choice or Fund Voting provide the opportunity to express priority and with fund voting to increase the differences in emphases, results that are very seldom available through traditional methods of casting a vote.