[maemo-community] [Council] Voting system progress?

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jan 18 00:42:35 EET 2009

On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 9:12 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> With only a couple of months left in our (first?) term, I was
> wondering where we'd got on updating the voting system for the next
> election?
> Some kind of range voting seemed to get a lot of traction on ITT from
> some election experts; but was dependent on being written up in a way
> which makes sense in plain English.
> Time is a factor, as any changes to the voting procedure (and hence
> the Council's constitution) needs to be ratified by a referendum (last
> point under http://wiki.maemo.org/Task:Community_Council#Elections).
> In fact, that says a month of debate on the concrete options; one of
> which should be the preferred new approach, one should be "No change"
> and one should be "None of these are satisfactory". Should there be
> others if there are sub-varieties of the preferred new approach?

In my opinion only the voting procedure isn't right for this kind of
election, a one vote per person system is good for general elections,
where you vote for a single candidate or for lists of persons (like
happens in the students unions/boards at the University).

The maemo council is constituted by five independent members, so
voters should be able to vote in more than one candidate, because a
one vote per person system can be influenced by a candidate that is
very popular in the community, putting all other candidates with low
percentages of votes.

A good approach in my opinion is a three vote per person system, that
will be much fair for a election of this kind :) .


Valério Valério


> Cheers,
> Andrew
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