Is it safe for people not interested in voting systems to ignore the rest of this thread?
Have you used mailing lists before? ;-) The topics in this particular thread have, e.g., ranged from voting systems (the specific message you're replying to), through whether and why Discourse does or doesn't suck, to concerns about how it's possible for someone with a life to make informed choices among the governance PEPs themselves.
So far as the voting system alone goes, "probably safe". Donald already moved that specific part to Discourse. His announcement of that here crossed in the mail with the message you're replying to. So scant point to muting this thread on _that_ count. The three messages newer than yours in this thread didn't even mention the voting system.
I hope that if there's an update on the voting period or specifics on how to vote (or what the choices are) these will be posted to a new thread.
See? Another topic that's not about voting systems. I hope so too, but can't answer because I'm not in charge of anything here (and neither is Donald). But I _expect_ that if info people absolutely need to know changes, whoever makes that decision will announce it both here and on Discourse in visible ways.