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Re: Nov 19 draft of voting amendment


On Wed, Nov 20, 2002 at 05:24:02PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
>      2. If fewer ballots are received than the required quorum for
>         the vote, the default option is declared the winner.
This is a version of quorum I could happily live with.

>      3. If a majority of N:1 is required for an option A, and V(A,D)
> 	is less than or equal to N * V(D,A), [...]
>      4. We construct the Schwartz set based on undropped options and defeats:
>           [...]
>           d. Given two options A and B, V(A,B) is the number of voters
>              who prefer option A over option B.
Minor nit pick: the explanation of V(A,B) should be moved to point 3.

>      "RATIONALE": Voters should rank the options they prefer in the
>      order that they prefer them, ranking the default option higher
>      than any options they believe are unacceptable. If they believe
>      the current situation is superior to any of the proposed changes,
>      they should propose or second an amendment that simply preserves
>      the status-quo, and only rank options they find unacceptable below
>      the default option.
This part is useful.


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