Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors
wichert at wiggy.net
Sat Feb 22 19:21:40 UTC 2003
Previously Lukas Geyer wrote:
> This is not a dispute but just a clarification request. I see some
> votes which list only one option. As I understood the voting
> guidelines, this effectively amounts to abstaining.
> On the other hand, it is quite clear that the intent of those voters
> was different and that they probably did not understand the details of
> the voting procedure (or read the instructions...).
The instructions on the voting pages were pretty clear on that.
> I have no Condorcet voting software at hand to run the results through
> but I know some people have. Would it make a difference if those votes
> expressed a preference over all other candidates and did not affect
> the races between the others?
I suspect it will not make a difference, but I have not done a test
to confirm that. If you want to play with Condorcet voting you can use
the python script from http://www.electionmethods.org/ .
> Of course a similar question applies to all votes with less than 8
> options ranked. I don't think it would render this vote invalid but
> nevertheless I consider it an interesting question.
It might be interesting to see if that would change the result of the
vote; if so it might be educational for voters.
Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net> http://www.wiggy.net/
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