Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors
luther at dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr
Sat Feb 22 20:03:29 UTC 2003
On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 02:56:42PM -0500, Branden Robinson / SPI Treasurer wrote:
> [CCing Wichert because I have a recommedation on ballot instructions.]
> On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 02:11:41PM -0500, Lukas Geyer wrote:
> > I see some votes which list only one option.
> I see five: 33, 46, 67, 85, and 93.
> > 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...).
> SPI members are not Floridians. We can expect basic literacy from them.
> I suggest making future ballots more clear, perhaps with boldface text:
> VOTING FOR ONE OPTION ONLY IS EQUIVALENT TO ABSTAINING. YOU MUST RANK
> AT LEAST TWO OPTIONS FOR YOUR BALLOT TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME.
> RANK ALL OPTIONS TO ENSURE THAT YOUR BALLOT HAS THE MOST EFFECT.
> I strongly suggest that we do *not* try to interpret the five
> aforementioned ballots under special rules that apply only to them. I
> doubt that they'd affect the outcome, anyway.
Citing yourself on Thu, 06 Feb 2003 16:48:12 +0100 :
| 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.
As i understand it, this is the complete oposite of what you are now
claiming, i may be wrong or have misunderstood something though.
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