Democracy 2.0: Weighted Voting

A better way to run democracy would be to assign different weighting to votes depending on how informed the voter is. For example if a person has little idea of the candidates and the law, his vote may be assigned a weight of 0.4, whereas a vote of a intelligent well informed individual might have his vote weight assigned as 3.4283.

Your gut reaction is probably that of “That’s a terrible idea! That’s not democracy at all! And those who determine how the weighting algorithm works could set it up to be biased!”

What if I told you this weighting system is already in place in every democracy in the world?

In the UK for example, those under the age of 18 have a weight of their vote assigned to 0, and those 18 or over have their weight assigned to 1.

And I’d like to repeat that 0 is not fundamentally different to 0.01 or 0.02.


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