Result for vote regarding new members for the board of directors

Peter Palfrader weasel at
Sun Feb 23 06:28:29 UTC 2003

On Sun, 23 Feb 2003, Nick Phillips wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 23, 2003 at 06:25:58AM +0100, Peter Palfrader wrote:
> > > This omits a useful option.  For instance, what if I do not feel that I know
> > > enough about a given candidate and wish to express no opinion whatsoever
> > > about that candidate?
> > 
> > FWIW I've been asked how this very thing could be done during the vote
> > by at least one voter.  So to assume that everyone who voted "XYZ"
> > prefers them to everybody else might not be correct.
> It appears to me that all that is really needed is a way of saying "I rank
> this group of candidates equally"; whether this be because you don't know
> enough about them to express a preference or whatever the reason may be.

This came up before the election started.  It would not be hard to allow
for that.  Are you sure it doesn't mess up condorcet in such a way that
it deadlocks/gives no valid result/whatever?

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