Ties in Elections

Peter Palfrader weasel at spi-inc.org
Thu Feb 6 20:23:02 UTC 2003

On Thu, 06 Feb 2003, Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 07:25:17AM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > I suppose not voting for all 8 candidate (that is providing a string
> > with less than 8 characters) will result in "none of the above" to rank
> > higher than the candidates not figuring in the string, right ?
> It certainly should, or the vote tabulating software is horrendously
> buggy and should not be trusted to return valid results.

"none of the above" is no option in this elections.  Is there any reason
it should have been?

As I understand this scheme if you don't rank an option you make no
statement about your preference for or against it at all.

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