[Members] Election of X.Org Foundation Board Members is now open

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Fri Dec 21 16:21:10 EST 2007

On Fri, 21 Dec 2007 12:36:22 -0800, Barton C Massey wrote:
> button up top first.)  Once a ballot is presented to you,
> you will be asked to rank the six candidates in the order 1
> (most preferred) to 6 (least preferred).  You do not have to
> place all six votes. You may select a given ranking only
> once (e.g., only place one vote of '2').

The actual ballot also adds the following text:

	The 4 candidates who receive the highest vote totals will
	serve for 2 years.

And I'm thoroughly confused. What does "highest vote total" mean? How
does the voting system treat a "no vote", (as compared to a 6,
say). Would one or the other of these two choices express a stronger
non-desire for a particular candidate to serve on the board?

I'm guessing there isn't some sort of Condorcet method used to
evaluate the rankings, correct?

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