[Linux-aus] AGM, Election, Name Change & Rusty Wrench Award

Chris Neugebauer chrisjrn at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 19:26:38 EST 2012

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 7:23 PM, Chris Neugebauer <chrisjrn at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 7:21 PM, David Newall <davidn at davidnewall.com> wrote:
>> On 15/12/12 19:14, Chris Neugebauer wrote:
>>> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 7:04 PM, David Newall<davidn at davidnewall.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> >non) change be tallied?  In particular, how
>>>> >will preferences be distributed?
>>> MemberDB uses Australian-style instant runoff voting.
>> Pardon me, that means nothing to me.  I was seeking a comprehensive
>> description of the process; an algorithm, if you will.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IRV_counting_flowchart.svg
> In the case of multi-candidate elections, such as the election of
> Council members, or the name change vote, the terminating case is not
> that a candidate has a majority, but that the number of candidates
> remaining is equal to the number of seats remaining to be filled.
> (Stewart can correct me if I'm wrong here).

And a worked example – for the Council members – can be seen at this
page, if you have membership credentials:


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