The later-no-harm criterion is a voting system criterion formulated by Douglas Woodall. The criterion is satisfied if, in any election, a voter giving an additional ranking or positive rating to a less preferred candidate cannot cause a more preferred candidate to lose.
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... Y The later-no-harm criterion states that "if a voter alters the order of candidates lower in his/her preference (e.g ... IRV meets this criterion ...
... Woodall writes about Later-no-harm, ".. ... under STV the later preferences on a ballot are not even considered until the fates of all candidates of earlier preference have been decided ...
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