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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Updated: BoardElectionVoteCounting
Date Tue, 11 May 2004 13:46:14 GMT
   Date: 2004-05-11T06:46:14
   Editor: BenHyde <>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: BoardElectionVoteCounting

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Change Log:

@@ -14,6 +14,8 @@
 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 Wikipedia entry explains the gory details: [
Single Transferable Vote].
 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.

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