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SVLUG Voting Results: 2001 President Run-off

Voting took place from November 7-10, 2000. Though a preference vote (single transferable vote, or STV) method was used, a majority was accomplished using the voters' first choices so no additional STV passes were needed to determine a result.

113 votes were received. After inspection of the votes, no obvious discrepancies were found in any of them.
SVLUG 2001 President Run-off Voting Results
Candidate Votes Percentage
Marc Merlin 58 51.33%
Karsten Self 55 48.67%
"none" 0 0%

Voting Analysis

See also the automated vote count.

The various combinations of votes (lists of first, second and third preference) that were cast were as follows:
Quantity Vote
15MERLIN
2MERLIN NONE
5MERLIN NONE SELF
27MERLIN SELF
9MERLIN SELF NONE
18SELF
23SELF MERLIN
7SELF MERLIN NONE
4SELF NONE
3SELF NONE MERLIN

Since "None" represents only a preference for none of the candidates, and it didn't win, we can simplify the list by removing the "none" and any candidates listed as a lower priority than "none" on the same vote. This yields the following table.
Quantity Vote
22MERLIN
36MERLIN SELF
25SELF
30SELF MERLIN

From this, the totals become evident, with 22+36=58 first choices for Marc Merlin and 25+30=55 first choices for Karsten Self.

Vote Audits

The votetaker will allow the candidates to appoint someone to be an auditor on their behalf, if they wish. The appointed auditor must agree to keep voter identities and choices confidential. The votetaker will then show them all the information to confirm the tallies. Auditors may contact voters to confirm the authenticity of their votes, but must expedite the audit. Unreasonable delays in an audit may result in discontinuation of the audit by the votetaker. Summaries of all audit results must be reported to the SVLUG members list.

An audit may be initiated only by a candidate.

The results will become official if there are no serious complaints of voting irregularies by 9 PM Monday, November 13, 2000, or the completion of any audits, whichever comes later.

These voting results were tallied by Ian Kluft, SVLUG Volunteer Votetaker.

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