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Voting Results Overview
Term of Office for SVLUG President/Vice-President (Sept 2004) - alternate presentation

17 votes were tallied.

Choice Abbrev Description
#1 01-2YEARS-OK The tradition is 2-year terms. Don't change it.
#2 04-1YEAR-OK The terms should be changed to 1-year terms.
#3 07-IEEE-OK Borrow a system from a local IEEE chapter - the president-elect serves as assistant to the president for a year before actually becoming president for a year.
#4 02-2YEARS-NO No, 2-year terms are too long.
#5 08-IEEE-NO No, don't use the IEEE system because that's the purpose of the VP, and it doesn't bring an elected candidate to office immediately.
#6 05-1YEAR-NO No, 1-year terms are too short.

Description of Voting Topic

This is an alternate presentation of results for the "Term of Office for SVLUG President/Vice-President" poll. The choices for "I'm willing to run" are merged into the "this choice is OK" options in this analysis of the results.

You can vote in the other poll, but not this one.

Detailed Results

This vote uses a Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, which is a simple form of "preference voting", so that voters can cast first, second, third, and more preferences for their vote. If a majority can't be reached, the last choice is eliminated and the count starts over looking for the highest preference. More information on STV and other voting systems can be found at:

Single Transferable Vote (Wikipedia)
Single Transferable Vote (Google Directory)
Elections: Results and Voting systems (UK)
a student's STV page (Finland)

This vote was handled by Vote::STV (a Perl module) by Ian Kluft. Source code is available at http://www.kluft.com/~ikluft/opensource/code/

The following tables show in detail how the results were obtained. Each of the "rounds" shown were separate passes through the data by the vote-counting software. Multiple passes are necessary to count an STV-style vote.

Round #1
17.000 valid votes, 8.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
01-2YEARS-OK 7.000 41.18%  
04-1YEAR-OK 5.000 29.41%  
07-IEEE-OK 3.000 17.65%  
02-2YEARS-NO 2.000 11.76%  
05-1YEAR-NO 0.000 0.00% eliminated
08-IEEE-NO 0.000 0.00% eliminated
Round #2
17.000 valid votes, 8.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
01-2YEARS-OK 7.000 41.18%  
04-1YEAR-OK 5.000 29.41%  
07-IEEE-OK 3.000 17.65%  
02-2YEARS-NO 2.000 11.76% eliminated
Round #3
17.000 valid votes, 8.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
04-1YEAR-OK 7.000 41.18%  
01-2YEARS-OK 7.000 41.18%  
07-IEEE-OK 3.000 17.65% eliminated
Round #4
17.000 valid votes, 8.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
01-2YEARS-OK 9.000 52.94% winner for Choice #1 (94.444% of each vote used, 5.556% transfers)
04-1YEAR-OK 8.000 47.06%  
Round #5
10.278 valid votes, 5.139 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
04-1YEAR-OK 5.000 48.65%  
07-IEEE-OK 3.167 30.81%  
02-2YEARS-NO 2.000 19.46%  
05-1YEAR-NO 0.056 0.54% eliminated
08-IEEE-NO 0.056 0.54% eliminated
Round #6
10.222 valid votes, 5.111 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
04-1YEAR-OK 5.056 49.46%  
07-IEEE-OK 3.167 30.98%  
02-2YEARS-NO 2.000 19.57% eliminated
Round #7
10.222 valid votes, 5.111 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
04-1YEAR-OK 7.056 69.02% winner for Choice #2 (72.441% of each vote used, 27.559% transfers)
07-IEEE-OK 3.167 30.98%  
Round #8
5.905 valid votes, 2.952 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
07-IEEE-OK 3.167 53.63% winner for Choice #3 (93.235% of each vote used, 6.765% transfers)
02-2YEARS-NO 2.551 43.20%  
08-IEEE-NO 0.132 2.23%  
05-1YEAR-NO 0.056 0.94%  
Round #9
2.738 valid votes, 1.369 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
02-2YEARS-NO 2.551 93.17% winner for Choice #4 (53.666% of each vote used, 46.334% transfers)
08-IEEE-NO 0.132 4.80%  
05-1YEAR-NO 0.056 2.03%  
Round #10
0.187 valid votes, 0.094 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
08-IEEE-NO 0.132 70.30% winner for Choice #5 (71.123% of each vote used, 28.877% transfers)
05-1YEAR-NO 0.056 29.70%  
Round #11
0.056 valid votes, 0.028 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
05-1YEAR-NO 0.056 100.00% winner for Choice #6 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)

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