## Nassau County modified two-step

Weighted votes in Nassau County (1965).

- Hempstead #1: 9
- Hempstead #2: 9
- North Hempstead: 7
- Oyster Bay: 3
- Glen Cove: 1
- Long Beach: 1

(This is a modification of the bicameral solution, letting one representative cast votes for both stages.) Two stage voting procedure:

- Vote with the original weights. 2/3 of votes (20) proposition is approved. Majority of votes takes process to second step. Less than majority, proposition is defeated.
- Proposition that passes first stage is voted on with each representative casting a single vote, 3 needed to win. If passed, proposition is approved, otherwise defeated.

Using the worksheet, calculate the Banzhaf measure of power for each voter. Note: the only difference from the exercise in class is that 3 votes is enough on the second step instead of four, but this changes the results significantly.

worksheet for calculating Banzhaf measure