Fwd: Range Voting for steering commitee

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 23:34:51 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-03-25 at 01:07 +0200, Dimitris Glezos wrote:
> Hey guys,
> this might interest you.

Indeed it does.  Forwarding also to f-a-b for its high interest value.

Paul    [...keep reading...]

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: CLAY S <clay at brokenladder.com>
> Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 5:30 AM
> Subject: Range Voting for steering commitee
> To: dimitris at glezos.com
> Hello,
> My name is Clay Shentrup, and I work with the Center for Range Voting.
> (http://rangevoting.org/)
> I just read about a possible use of Range Voting for steering
> committee elections.
>  http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/SteeringCommittee/Elections
> I think this is great news for voting reform community.  However I see
> that the election is for "seats", not just a single seat, and I would
> therefore suggest Reweighted Range Voting, because it inherently gives
> ideologically-proportional representation, which would seem to lead to
> better more representative leadership.  That is, rather than getting 7
> widely liked "centrists", you'd get 7 people who whose appeal is more
> representative of segments of the community doing the voting.  This
> inherently leads to more debate and discussion, and in theory at
> least, better ultimate decisions.
> In addition, our organization would love the opportunity to evaluate
> anonymized ballot data, to look for voting trends that can tell us
> more about the prevalence of e.g. strategic voting using this voting
> method.
>  Best regards,
> Clay
> -- 
> clay shentrup
> san francisco, ca
> phone: 206.801.0484

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