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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "BoardElectionVoteCounting" by JimJagielski
Date Wed, 07 Jun 2006 14:39:59 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JimJagielski:

  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.
+ Some hints:
+    o If you really don't want somebody on the Board, then omit them entirely, rather than
putting them at the end.
+    o Although there are 9 slots available, you can vote for as many people as you want -
even votes after the 9th may end up being significant. Note that people you don't want elected
should not appear on your list at all.
  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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