On Nov 3, 2018, at 2:06 PM, Barry Warsaw email@example.com wrote:
I also prefer private ballots on principle, but I’ll still vote if they are public. I don’t completely buy into the rationale in PEP 8001 on why they must be public.
So to avoid just complaining without an actionable suggestion, here’s a suggestion:
Use https://civs.cs.cornell.edu with the following settings (x in the ones turned on):
[x] Private [ ] Make this a test poll: read all votes from a file. [ ] Do not release results to all voters. [x] Enable detailed ballot reporting. [ ] In detailed ballot report, also reveal the identity of the voter with each ballot. [ ] Allow voters to write in new choices. [ ] Present choices on voting page in exactly the given order. [ ] Allow voters to select “no opinion” for some choices. [ ] Enforce proportional representation
This best represents the current behavior, while moving us to use a secret ballot. Voting in this system looks like an email like https://s.caremad.io/9i63IkqBppKMudh/ https://s.caremad.io/9i63IkqBppKMudh/ which includes in it a link to vote. Going to that link gives you a page like https://s.caremad.io/TDQWB0wv4FDx3I9/ https://s.caremad.io/TDQWB0wv4FDx3I9/. Which has some Ui affordances for dragging/dropping to re-order or to allow you to use a drop down to select your winner. Once you submit your vote, you’re given a page like https://s.caremad.io/HszGnDfDJQ725YX/ https://s.caremad.io/HszGnDfDJQ725YX/. Once the election is over, the results are available and look like https://s.caremad.io/4Wcy5InXoLjV7MU/ https://s.caremad.io/4Wcy5InXoLjV7MU/ (after you click a button to see more results).
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