[maemo-community] voting system Re: Final candidate list for Community Council elections

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Sep 3 13:59:30 EEST 2008
Dave Neary wrote:
> What happens when you give everyone 5 votes is that people typically
> have 2 or 3 candidates they feel strongly about, they vote for those
> first, then thhey fill out their 5 votes with 2 or 3 "name recognition"
> people - those people get a lot of votes that are 3rd, 4th or 5th
> preference I bet - and the results are a popularity contest, where it's
> hard for newcomers with small passionate electorates to get elected.

Well, it is a popularity contest now too, where is the difference 
between 1 or 5 votes?

My current ideas are

Up to 5 votes (for each virtual/not numbered position), you cannot vote 
more times for same person. Hmm. maybe there is some multiplying factor 
for popularity you are mentioning here?

5 rounds for each position, each winner is equal even if it got less 
votes due to less people voting in specific round (i see no problem with 
this) and even if someone may think winning in later rounds means 
candidate is somehow worse (system with 1 round above would hide this)

> I would prefer a single transferable vote system

How this one works?

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