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Re: First call for vote on immediate vote under section 4.2.2

On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 16:57:46 +0100, martin f krafft <madduck@debian.org> said: 

> also sprach Kurt Roeckx <kurt@roeckx.be> [2006.10.29.1613 +0100]:
>> But as far as I know, it's just the same as not voting.
>> And I'm not sure what you think an invalid vote would have as
>> effect.

> In voting systems with a quorum, an invalid vote increases the
> number of cast votes and thus makes it less likely for an option to
> reach the quorum (which is expressed as a percentage). Please
> correct me if I am wrong.

        You are wrong :).  This is true for general use of the quorum,
 but not how Debian works. 

,----[ § A.6.2 ]
| 2. If the ballot has a quorum requirement R any options other than
|    the default option which do not receive at least R votes ranking
|    that option above the default option are dropped from
|    consideration.

> In the Condorcet system, I guess voting equally for all options has
> the same effect. Or maybe not, since I may also add to the quorum as
> the vote is valid.

        No, you will not.

... the heat come 'round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day.
Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> <http://www.debian.org/~srivasta/>
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