Re: time to (re)consider preferential voting?
- From: "James Henstridge" <james jamesh id au>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: time to (re)consider preferential voting?
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 22:08:50 +0900
On 24/02/2008, Telsa Gwynne <telsa telsa org uk> wrote:
> Ar Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 09:10:23PM -0700, ysgrifennodd Elijah Newren:
> > At the risk of sounding like a bad person...
> > Trying to counteract this factor, I've often voted for such people
> > that I thought would be great and would be unknown in the wider
> > community, and omitted voting for people I liked that I knew would
> > make it on the board anyway (often making sure to select fewer people
> > than the maximum I was allowed). I was hoping it would even out the
> > number of votes a little bit, and make those who didn't get elected
> > feel more encouraged to try again.
> What can be bad about this? I do this too.
There is nothing bad about the people doing this: the voting system
effectively encourages it.
I would instead say that it is a problem with the voting system: that
people end up casting a ballot that doesn't accurately reflect who
they want on the board.
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