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VIDEO: How the 2013 LPC Leadership vote works

Posted on January 16, 2013 | No Comments

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  1. Profile photo of Gregory Lang Gregory Lang said on

    what happens on a preferential ballot if out of 3 possible candidates I mark my first choice with a 1(one), leave one choice blank and mark my third choice with a 3 (three). Is my subsequent choice (3) always immediately counted or does the Blank 2(two) represent my right to abstain from voting in that round?

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  2. Profile photo of Gregg Guptill Gregg Guptill said on

    QUESTIONS:

    a] As each round of voting is tabulated …
    1. Are the ‘total votes attributed to each candidate’ announced?
    2. Are the ‘individual riding votes attributed to each candidate’ made public?

    b] I notice that Gregory Lang asked a very interesting question on Jan 28th (nine days ago) and that it has not yet been answered …
    1. Is anyone monitoring this thread?
    2. Is there any intent to respond to questions asked here?

    Respectfully,

    Gregg Guptill
    xlg@auracom.com
    902 436 3232

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  3. Profile photo of André Brisebois André Brisebois said on

    Hi folks,

    You both ask very good questions. I’ve been slow to respond because of the technical nature of the question. We do not know yet what will be feasible but I assure you that as soon as the answer is available I will come back here to inform you and everybody else.

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  4. Profile photo of Gregory Lang Gregory Lang said on

    I received an email explaining that;

    NO, one cannot exercise the right to abstain from a round of voting because the system of voting will take the subsequent choice as exactly that.

    I infer that we don’t actually put in the numbers but just click one at a time, and I had already concluded that anything but the subsequent choice being counted as the next choice would make counting manually ludicrously complex.

    Thank you Gregg for prompting some activity here.

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  5. Profile photo of John Philpott John Philpott said on

    We have 9 candidates but only 3 preferential ballots. What happens if all 3 of your preferential candidates are dropped out of the race? You then loose your vote for your riding? Shouldn’t we have 9 ballots?

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    • Profile photo of Gregg Guptill Gregg Guptill said on

      John

      – The video is an ‘example’ that happens to show just three choices.
      – In the April vote, there is ONE ballot that will have all nine candidates on it.
      – You number your choices, in order of your preference, 1 through 9.

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  6. Profile photo of John Philpott John Philpott said on

    I’m assuming we get 9 preferential ballots and within each riding the candidates are rated 1 thru 9 and awarded the 100 points for the riding accordingly.

    I like it! We should incorporate this system in all elections! Results should be very quick.

    This sounds like something George Takack created. Way to go.

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    • Profile photo of Margaret Pykalo Margaret Pykalo said on

      That was my thought exactly. Let’s go!

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