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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Updated: BoardElectionVoteCounting
Date Wed, 12 May 2004 18:34:38 GMT
   Date: 2004-05-12T11:34:38
   Editor: BenHyde <>
   Wiki: Incubator Wiki
   Page: BoardElectionVoteCounting

   Add some notes about the logistics of actual voting.

Change Log:

@@ -21,3 +21,7 @@
 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.  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.
+Logistics.  When time comes for the vote emails are sent to each of the voters.  Actual votes
are submitted from your account using a command line tool.  That tool takes a token
that was provided with the email.   You may vote more than once with the same token, but only
the last vote counts.  Using a command line tools allows us to leverage ssh authentication.

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