[Linux-aus] Only two more days of voting!

Dave Davey daved at windclimber.id.au
Wed Jan 25 12:43:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jan 25, 2006 at 10:33:26AM +1100, scott-linuxau at sbs.id.au wrote:
> Stewart Smith wrote:
> >Voting is now closed and you can view preliminary results through the
> >membership system.
> I do have to ask, looking at the preliminary results for the Ordinary 
> Committee Members, in the first Round of vote tallying, we can see we 
> have two members on equal number of votes.
> When we get to the second round of tallying for the same position, one 
> of them is removed Alphabetically, and the other is left.
> My question is, should their votes be redistributed and them removed 
> alphabetically, or should in fairness, it be both of them at the same time?
> That said, looks like a fine bunch of people for next year.

There are accepted ways of tallying preferential votes.  While there
are some aspects of the system that have a chance element, there is nothing
as arbitrary as removal on an alphabetical basis. See


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