[maemo-community] Final candidate list for Community Council elections

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Sep 3 12:40:57 EEST 2008
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 10:23 AM, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> If I want more specific candidates in the concil I basically need to
> vote for the one which I guess will get less votes. Once everybody does
> this the situation will reverse. OTOH if I choose the first one on my
> list and my guess is correct the second one might not get enough votes.

Indeed. I was thinking about this the other day.

> So basically why to use one-man-one-vote system when council has 5
> members (not 1)?

Short version: because that's the way the rules were originally
written and no-one thought about changing them until now?

Personally, I think changing the rules on the day the election starts
is a little odd; but, as with the voter eligibility, it seems that
people only express opinions when the step in the process is

This just reminds me of the debate we had when the election process
was started: there *was* a time for such debate and it's frustrating
to see objections (however valid they may be) when each step of the
election process is reached.

Of course, the pragmatist in me says this is inevitable. The other
pragmatist in me says that the software installed for running the
election may not be able to cope with such a change, so it may
*literally* be too late. Dave'd be able to comment on that more

Once the council's elected, changing the rules requires a referendum
and I'm sure the council will look at the success of the election
process this time in looking to change it.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org | http://www.bleb.org/

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