Extension for new board member vote

Wichert Akkerman secretary at spi-inc.org
Fri Feb 14 10:59:47 UTC 2003

At its February 4 meeting the Board of Directors decided to extend
the voting period for two weeks. This means that all contributing
members can vote until end of February 21, UTC.

The voting system can be found at the following address:


Votes will be counted using the "Condorcet" election method system which
will be used to select the most preferred candidate. Conceptually, the
election will be broken into a a series of pairwise races between each
possible paring of the candidates. If one candidate beats each of the
others in pairwise races, that candidate wins. Otherwise, the
"Cloneproof/Schwartz Sequential Dropping" method is employed to choose
the most preferred candidate from those remaining.

As such, vote preferences should be made by ranking the candidates. A
vote that simply specifies "X" is does not imply preference. Your
preference will be shown best when you specify all candidates in order
of preference (i.e. "XYZWTUV"). Voting "XY" implies that you prefer
candidate X to candidate Y but will not affect the races between X and
the other candidates or Y and the other candidates. 

Some background reading on preferential voting and Condorcet is
available online at http://www.electionmethods.org/ .


Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>           http://www.wiggy.net/
A random hacker

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Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>           http://www.wiggy.net/
A random hacker

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