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Dirk-Willem van Gulik dirkx at webweaving.org
Wed Aug 21 05:05:48 CDT 2002


Another item to consider is 'what' to publish.

I personally usually advocate to:

->	Just publish the X people which have the largest number of
	votes and are thus in the board; but refrain from showing
	numbers as to avoid people feeling penalized or left out
	or inhibit them from running again due to humilation feelings.

->	Not publish who voted for what. I.e. have a closed ballot. This
	is actually a legal requirement in some countries when a vote
	is about people.

At the same time I also feel it is important to keep things fair - and
hence usually try to make sure that:

->	The secretary receives a full record of what happened in such
	a way that a third party can asses fairness afterwards should
	this be required.

->	Have the elections run by a team of non-interested members or
	volunteers which have no board ties.

->	And give the old or new board, and in effect the members the rigth
	to request or inspect the results if they feel they need to
	(either inspect directly or allow for the appointment of an
	outsider to do it for the parties interested).

This strikes a fairly fair balance.

Dw

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Adam Theo wrote:

> I don't think that interim results are a good thing. It could influence
> the election too much. Best just to publish the results promptly upon
> the end of the election period. And also, I think this would be a good
> policy to follow for most if not all voting in the future.
>
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > I have not been posting interim results, would people like that? The
> > voting instructions at http://www.jabber.org/tmp/voting.html are still
> > valid, it's just that all votes counted now will count as proxy votes (see
> > http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/members/2002-August/001275.html).
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > --
> > Peter Saint-Andre
> > Jabber Software Foundation
> > http://www.jabber.org/people/stpeter.html
> >
> > On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Ivan R. Judson wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Is there a web page that summarizes the current state (with instruction
> >>on how to vote)?
> >>
> >>--Ivan
> >>
> >>..........
> >>Ivan R. Judson .~. http://www.mcs.anl.gov/~judson
> >>Futures Laboratory .~.  630 252 0920
> >>Argonne National Laboratory .~. 630 252 6424 Fax
> >>
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