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Re: Election Data



On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 10:06 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> CLAY S wrote:
> > Considering what's at stake, I believe it is 
> > not too unreasonable for the Fedora community to change policy to make 
> > future election data available to the public 
> 
> Really, I'd like this to be put to a vote by Fedora Contributors. 
> Because the real question for releasing anonymized election data for the 
> future is:  will people continue to vote if they know the data will be 
> released anonymously.

Perhaps a good solution is to allow participants to opt in on a per-vote
basis: a checkbox that says "I consent to having my anonymized vote
published" could appear right on the vote form. (Vote data should also
be randomly ordered so that time-correlation is not possible).

> I see no reason they wouldn't.  But if 25% of our active voters say they 
>   would not vote if that were the case, then that's something we should 
> listen to.

Definitely that the last thing we want to do is reduce our already-low
voter turnout.

-Chris


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