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Re: Making the RMS resolution a Secret Ballot


On 09.04.21 20:08, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
On Fri, Apr 09, 2021 at 10:59:16AM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:

* A secret ballot, while contrary to the constitution for GRs, is not
   wholly irregular for the project.  We use one every year for the DPL
   election and the tradeoffs are well-understood.  This vote poses an
   additional challenge because we haven't been using the verification
   method we use for DPL votes from the start of the vote, but I don't
   think this is a serious enough issue to be decisive.  At worst, we are
   extending one-time trust to the Project Secretary that he will
   accurately count the votes without normal verification processes in this
   one unusual circumstance, and then will immediately return to regular
   order to discuss how to handle this going forward.

I fear that devotee will break in various ways changing from
a non-secret to a secret in the middle of a vote. But I could
remove all processing of the results so far, and then reprocess
all the received emails. This would result in getting a new
acknowledgement (or error) mail.

Sounds perfectly acceptable.

People should just be made aware. It would, I guess, also allow for comparing one's previous vote acknowledgement with the new one.

Take care,

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