Suggestion for coming elections


I have a suggestion for the coming board elections which I think might
make things more interesting (and, coincidentally, better).

We've always proceded by giving members N votes, where N is the number
of seats available. What this results in is a very strong yes vote for
one, two, maybe three people, and a tepid "meh, why not" for another few
candidates. At least, that's my experience.

I suggest that forcing people to choose more tightly who they're voting
for would be a good thing. If there are 10 candidates, picking 7 from 10
is no good. A few years ago, we had 12 candidates for 11 places. Picking
11 from 12 is a farce.

Members could be limited to 3 votes, a nice balance between
first-past-the-post and preferential voting.

The number of seats stays the same, the election mode stays the same,
from my reading of things, there is no need for any change to by-laws,
all that's needed is a decision from the board as to how the election
will be run.


Dave Neary
dneary free fr

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