Bug#727708: call for votes on default Linux init system for jessie
>>>>> "Bdale" == Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> writes:
Bdale> Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> FWIW I have always assumed that the casting vote is implicit in
>> the chair's ballot. To require the chair to explicitly exercise
>> their casting vote, as opposed to the chair's preferences as
>> expressed on the ballot being applied automatically, opens up
>> another set of vote gaming strategies that we really shouldn't
>> get into.
Bdale> I would have assumed that, too, but since others did not
Bdale> share the assumption, it seemed prudent to be explicit about
This assumption does not make sense to me in the following cases:
* Chair ranks multiple options equilly
* All of the options that the chair is choosing between were ranked by
the chair below FD
* At least one of the options was not ranked by the chair.
* I don't know if casting votes can come up in DPL elections or if there
are any other circumstances with secret ballots.
I think you're safer just casting an explicit casting vote.