[r6rs-discuss] voting process
feeley at iro.umontreal.ca
Mon Nov 3 12:38:10 EST 2008
On 3-Nov-08, at 12:01 PM, Mitchell Wand wrote:
> 2. You wrote:
> I also like Will's suggestion to allow people to register and to vote
> at the same time (on one form). This will simplify the voting
> process, for the voters at least, and hopefully attract a broader
> I still don't understand how this is supposed to work. If there is
> some kind of eligibility test (eg the ability and willingness to
> write 75 words on your interests in the Scheme standardization
> process), then what happens in the case of a questionable
> statement? Undoubtedly some people will feel that the SC's
> judgement in such a case might vary depending on who the person was
> voting for.
> As I recall, there was only one such case during the R6 registration
> period (and we erred on the side of accepting it), but, as Will
> said, the appearance of fairness counts, and I would like to avoid
> putting anything into the process that even creates the appearance
> of an opportunity for unfairness. (And in this respect I take your
> comments on the necessity for requalification very seriously.)
First of all, I trust the current SC honesty completely, so the
thought of fraud from the SC has not crossed my mind. Note that this
possibility can't be eliminated anyway, since the SC is in charge of
the voting process.
Second, you could make all ballots public, including the spoiled
ones. That way the community can decide if the vote is legitimate.
In any case the expected number of spoiled ballots is really low so
this does not seem like a major issue.
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