Re: election plans

George <> writes:

> I think having secret elections is a can of worms.  You would have to
> get a third independent entity conducting or overseeing the voting
> process.  You want to make sure that people can't suspect any
> "cheating".
> Imagine a scenario where an "EvilCompany(tm)" somehow takes over the
> election comittee and just makes sure it's board slate gets elected
> (from historical data (CS government after 1945) I can assure you that
> getting around the "no company will have majority" thing is not hard).
> Then the only recall/referendum goes through the election committee,
> and thus it's impossible to get rid of a bad board.
> With public votes, it is almost impossible to cheat, and at least not
> in a major way.  Not to mention that I doubt people have to be afraid
> for being stalked, tortured and killed by the GNOME Secret Police
> because of the choice they made in the elections.

Hmm, you're right.

But how do we deal with people who really want to do a secret election ?

Martin Baulig (private) (work)

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