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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Updated: BoardElectionVoteCounting
Date Tue, 11 May 2004 11:25:04 GMT
   Date: 2004-05-11T04:25:04
   Editor: 217.155.92.105 <>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: BoardElectionVoteCounting
   URL: http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/BoardElectionVoteCounting

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 The scheme we use gives voters more power over the election. It is important not to waste
that power. We have observed in the past that members don't understand the power the mechanism
give them.
 
-When you vote you will reveal your rank ordered preference for candidates. Every effort is
made to get your #1 preference onto the board. If you vote in alphabetical order your sending
a strong signal that you'd prefer a board with names like Mr. Awful and Ms. Beastly.
+When you vote you will reveal your rank ordered preference for candidates. Every effort is
made to get your #1 preference onto the board. If you vote in alphabetical order you're sending
a strong signal that you'd prefer a board with names like Mr. Awful and Ms. Beastly.
 
-The vote counting proceeds in a loop.  Occasionally the loop spits out another board member.
It spits out an elected board member when ever that board member captures enough ballots to
get elected. Ballots begin being assigned to the #1 candidate indicated on that ballot. As
the counting proceeds ballots are reallocated. Sometimes it becomes necessary to admit somebody
not going to get elected; at that point his ballots are reallocated. When a candidate is elected
he takes with him only enough ballots to have gotten him elected; his other ballots are sent
off the the lower ranked preferences shown on that ballot.
+The vote counting proceeds in a loop.  Occasionally the loop spits out another board member.
It spits out an elected board member whenever that board member captures enough ballots to
get elected. Ballots begin by being assigned to the #1 candidate indicated on that ballot.
As the counting proceeds ballots are reallocated. Sometimes it becomes necessary to admit
somebody is not going to get elected; at that point his ballots are reallocated. When a candidate
is elected he takes with him only enough ballots to have gotten him elected; his other ballots
are sent off the the lower ranked preferences shown on that ballot.
 
 This means that you can vote for Mr. Marginal and if he gets enough votes he's in; if not
your #2, #3, preference will get used.
 
 This means you can vote for Mr. Wonderful along with everybody else and after he's elected
there is a reasonable chance your ballot will live on to help elect a candidate other than
your first preference.
 
-This voting architecture is excellent for helping to break up the tendency of elected bodies
to settle into one or two power blocks; at it's also helpful for breaking up the power of
incumbents to attract strategic voters.  It's down side is that you can end up with a board
with nine members all of whom were elected by very narrow constituencies to which they are
extremely loyal - that can make it hard to reach any consensus.
+This voting architecture is excellent for helping to break up the tendency of elected bodies
to settle into one or two power blocks; at it's also helpful for breaking up the power of
incumbents to attract strategic voters.  Its downside is that you can end up with a board
with nine members all of whom were elected by very narrow constituencies to which they are
extremely loyal - that can make it hard to reach any consensus.

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