[ubuntu-studio-devel] Voting System, WAS:Re: Next project lead

Kaj Ailomaa zequence at mousike.me
Tue Dec 29 12:19:29 UTC 2015

On Mon, Dec 28, 2015, at 11:06 PM, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2015 at 11:57 AM, Kaj Ailomaa <zequence at mousike.me>
> wrote:
> >
> > The common voting system is when each voter has one vote, and can put it
> > on one candidate. The one who gets the most votes, wins (don't know the
> > proper term for this system). This is simple and accurate if there are
> > only two candidates. This is what Xubuntu used for their last vote, with
> > only two nominees.
> >
> I was thinking in line of majority vote, where everyone in a team get one
> vote. With the exception that if there is a draw the current Project Lead
> would get the casting vote.

The problem with this method becomes apparent when 30% vote on A, 30% on
B and 30% on C, while all of them believe that if they're favorite does
not win, they all would prefer D as the second choice. But, no one voted
for D at all.
With the condercet method, in this case, D could win.

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