Re: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections Spring 2009 - Preliminary results

On 06/25/2009 12:30 PM, john palmieri wrote:
> If it is a disagreement on how votes should be counted then the vote is
> flawed and I propose we have a runoff between the candidates who were on
> one list but not the other.

I'm not terribly familiar with STV and its variations, but it seems to
me that if we assume people's votes in the runoff will be generally
consistent with their votes in the original election, then the result of
the runoff would be determined as much by the choice of STV variant used
in the runoff than by the actual votes (which could more or less be
predicted ahead of time), and so this isn't really much different from
just letting the election committee retroactively declare which variant
they meant to use in the original election.

-- Dan

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