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Re: [Ambassadors] Are ambassadors happy with range voting for FAmSCo?



This may seem academic, however, would it be possible to do a two
column body for the voting page next year so that one can read the
candidates blurb while voting?  I realize we can open up an extra
tab/window, but this would be nice for a newbie (such as myself) who's
trying to make a reasonable, albeit brief, judgement.

thanks,


On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 1:12 PM, inode0 <inode0 gmail com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Carlos (casep) Sepulveda
> <casep fedoraproject org> wrote:
>> 2009/12/21 Larry Cafiero <larry cafiero gmail com>:
>>> Apparently only 100 or so ballots were cast in FAmSCo. At the risk of
>>> sounding like an electoral fundamentalist (or an Australian, where they are
>>> required by law to vote), perhaps we should require Ambassadors to vote in
>>> at least once every two years, or less (?), to keep their standing. Just a
>>> thought.
>>
>> Less than 18%!
>> So, if everyone here is a volunteer, there's plenty of time for voting
>> (?), voting is so easy...
>> Why we've less than 18% of voteS? (130/729)
>> In fact, for the FESCo election there was 216, almost the double!
>> Maybe everyone is good enough for the committee, so there is no need to vote...
>
> We aren't comparing apples to apples there and the fact is that the
> voter participation in the FAmSCo election is far higher than in any
> other Fedora election now. Since FESCo allows anyone in FAS plus one
> additional group to vote its pool of voters dwarfs the ambassador
> pool.
>
> I'm sure some people think all the candidates would do a fine job and
> didn't participate for that reason, although casting a vote of
> confidence in that case would be nice (give each candidate the maximum
> votes allowed). Others don't care about governance for whatever reason
> (just don't care, feel disengaged and/or unaffected by it, don't
> understand what FAmSCo does and why it matters, etc.). Others fall
> into a group of potential voters who don't feel personally well
> equipped to vote, they don't feel they know the candidates or the role
> of FAmSCo well enough to vote in a responsible way. I felt myself to
> be in this last class not long ago.
>
> I'm keen on increasing voter participation in a limited way. If we can
> do things to make voters who are uncomfortable now confident they can
> vote in a responsible way I'm all for that. If we can do things to
> engage those who don't care now for a variety of reasons I'm all for
> making them care.
>
> All in all, I don't really think the turn out this election for FAmSCo
> was all that bad.
>
> I'll add that we might think some about encouraging more participation
> in the candidate pool too. Only having a handful of non-committee
> members willing to sit on FAmSCo bothers me more than a 17% or 18%
> voter turn out.
>
> John
>
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