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Voting for new board members

Last modified 2006-08-15 20:05 by Neil McGovern

SPI opens voting for new Board of Directors

As per our by-laws and resolution 2004-08-10.dbg.2, three board seats are up for election.

During the period from July 15 to July 28 (UTC) contributing members can cast their vote online. People who become contributing members during this period are also eligible for voting. The voting system can be found at the following address:

Detailed information about the five candidates can be found at the following address:

Votes will be counted using the "Condorcet" election method system which will be used to select the most preferred candidate. Conceptually, the election will be broken into a series of pairwise races between each possible paring of the candidates. If one candidate beats each of the others in pairwise races, that candidate wins. Otherwise, the "Cloneproof/Schwartz Sequential Dropping" method is employed to choose the most preferred candidate from those remaining.

As such, vote preferences should be made by ranking the candidates. A vote that simply specifies "X" does not imply preference. Your preference will be shown best when you specify all candidates in order of preference (i.e. "XYZWTUV"). Voting "XY" implies that you prefer candidate X to candidate Y but will not affect the races between X and the other candidates or Y and the other candidates.

Some background reading on preferential voting and Condorcet is available online at

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