Ties in Elections

Sven Luther luther at dpt-info.u-strasbg.fr
Thu Feb 6 06:25:17 UTC 2003

On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 01:15:19AM -0500, Benj. Mako Hill wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 12:47:14AM -0500, Lukas Geyer wrote:
> > While casting my vote for the 3 new board members, I noticed that the
> > current voting procedure does not allow to explicitly express ties
> > between candidates. I was told that Debian's Condorcet voting system
> > does allow that, and I consider it a valuable option for voting. So
> > maybe for the next election/vote this could be added?
> I'm assuming that by "ties" you mean that you'd like to express equal
> preference for two candidates. So something like, "I prefer X to Y and
> Z (who I prefer equally) who I prefer to W." If so, this came up in
> IRC at the beginning or immediately before the election began so
> you're no the first person to request it.
> Additionally, I would also appreciate seeing a "none of the above"
> option in the next election.

I suppose not voting for all 8 candidate (that is providing a string
with less than 8 characters) will result in "none of the above" to rank
higher than the candidates not figuring in the string, right ?


Sven Luther

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