Notes on the Misnomers Associated with Electoral Quotas

Vladimír Dančišin (vladimir.dancisin@unipo_sk)

Abstract:

In the article we will be analyzing three misnomers associated with four electoral quotas: Q = V/S, Q = V/(S+1), Q = V/(S+2) and Q = V/(S+3) (V represents a total number of valid votes, S represents a total number of seats). The above mentioned quotas are traditionally associated with the names of Thomas Hare, Eduard Hagenbach-Bischoff and Pierre Imperiali. The aim of the article is to show that neither of the mentioned electoral quotas was invented by T. Hare, E. Hagenbach-Bischoff or P. Imperiali. In the article it will be shown that T. Hare actually promoted the use of the electoral quota formula Q = [V/S] and E. Hagenbach-Bischoff promoted the use of the formula Q = [V/(S+1)]+1 (the brackets [ ] denote the floor function, which rounds a real number down to the next integer). It will also be shown that P. Imperiali did not promote electoral quotas Q = V/(S+2) or Q = V/(S+3) or any other electoral quotas.

Key words: 

Electoral quotas, Hare quota, Hagenbach-Bischoff quota, Imperiali quota.

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Poznámka:

Príspevok je súčasťou riešenia grantového projektu VEGA č. 1-0346/12 „Priestorovo-politické systémy na začiatku 21. storočia a perspektívy ich vývoja“ (vedúci projektu: prof. RNDr. Robert Ištok, PhD.).

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