FairElection (www.fairelection.ch) supports you in electing a representative group of people that reflect the diversity of your organization. First, you define what “representative” means: for example, the elected group should contain half of men and women, at least 3 people from a specific region, and 2 people speaking French. Second, you recruit candidates and hold a normal election. Based on the votes received and the criteria chosen in the first phase, FairElection tells you who won: it identifies the group of people who both match the criteria and at the same time received the most votes. FairElection brings the fairness that *you* want in the election. The tool can be used by political parties wanting to select candidates for their electoral lists, but also by associations electing their committees, companies looking for a new board, etc. The organization behind FairElection is described in last question 'Anything else you want to tell us".
Why should this Project win a DINAcon Award?
Using openly available data to simulate more diverse election results