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22 May 2008 @ 04:49 pm
First ever LiveJournal User-Representative Election  
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU VOTE!!!

Eligibility
Those eligible to vote in this poll are:
-Users with accounts created before March 11, 2008
-Users who are not using Cyrillic language services (there is a poll for Cyrillic users at lj_election_ru)
-Users who have accounts with validated email addresses


Voting
Users should select their first choice, second choice, and third choice candidates from the drop-down list.

Determining the winner
The poll will be closed at 9:00 p.m. PDT Thursday, May 29, 2008
-If a user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, that candidate will be declared the winner
-If no user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, we will begin using an Instant Runoff process. The user with the lowest tally for first-choice vote will be eliminated, and the second choice candidate on those ballots will be substituted as first choice. This process will continue (drop lowest candidate, reassign to next vote, tally again) until any user has more than 50% of the vote.
-If all ballots are exhausted and no candidate has more than 50% of the vote, we will return to the first round and award the election to the candidate with the most 1st choice votes.

Member Term
The new Advisory Board member will be announced by the end of the day on Friday, May 30, 2008 and will begin their one-year term of service on June 1, 2008.

THANK YOU!

Poll #1192389 Election Poll
This poll is closed.

First choice (the user you would most like to have as your representative):

cambler
802(3.1%)
daniidebrabant
206(0.8%)
deathboy
998(3.9%)
fuzzface00
319(1.2%)
imc
177(0.7%)
jameth
5485(21.2%)
jette
234(0.9%)
jj_maccrimmon
180(0.7%)
jmaynard
140(0.5%)
legomymalfoy
9443(36.5%)
lizyd
340(1.3%)
lordandrei
326(1.3%)
lostcosmonaut
220(0.9%)
mrflagg
669(2.6%)
primitivepeople
140(0.5%)
qfemale
335(1.3%)
randomposting
233(0.9%)
rm
2826(10.9%)
sollitaire
206(0.8%)
squeaky19
1120(4.3%)
tango
166(0.6%)
twirlandswirl
156(0.6%)
vichan
1154(4.5%)

Second choice (if your first-choice candidate is eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):

cambler
1190(5.1%)
daniidebrabant
245(1.0%)
deathboy
713(3.0%)
fuzzface00
296(1.3%)
imc
186(0.8%)
jameth
3358(14.3%)
jette
229(1.0%)
jj_maccrimmon
158(0.7%)
jmaynard
289(1.2%)
legomymalfoy
2408(10.3%)
lizyd
279(1.2%)
lordandrei
465(2.0%)
lostcosmonaut
250(1.1%)
mrflagg
770(3.3%)
primitivepeople
222(0.9%)
qfemale
511(2.2%)
randomposting
360(1.5%)
rm
7485(31.9%)
sollitaire
461(2.0%)
squeaky19
997(4.3%)
tango
298(1.3%)
twirlandswirl
275(1.2%)
vichan
1987(8.5%)

Third choice (if your first and second-choice candidates are eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):

cambler
778(3.5%)
daniidebrabant
329(1.5%)
deathboy
885(4.0%)
fuzzface00
288(1.3%)
imc
176(0.8%)
jameth
2899(13.1%)
jette
208(0.9%)
jj_maccrimmon
187(0.8%)
jmaynard
423(1.9%)
legomymalfoy
1709(7.7%)
lizyd
241(1.1%)
lordandrei
476(2.2%)
lostcosmonaut
287(1.3%)
mrflagg
654(3.0%)
primitivepeople
285(1.3%)
qfemale
674(3.1%)
randomposting
510(2.3%)
rm
1914(8.7%)
sollitaire
621(2.8%)
squeaky19
1505(6.8%)
tango
506(2.3%)
twirlandswirl
498(2.3%)
vichan
6003(27.2%)
 
 
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Made from 100% Awesome, not from concentratemissdotti on May 22nd, 2008 11:26 pm (UTC)
jameth totally has my vote, and he should have yours too! He won't delete your comments in the name of FREE SPEECH!
0sby2dayosby on May 22nd, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I don't really have any other choice other than Jette.. so sorry if i chose her for all 3.. sorry if that wasn't protocal, but i don't really know any other canidate...
A.P. Foxaprivatefox on May 23rd, 2008 12:40 am (UTC)
All that means is that, if Jette has the least number of votes, when they eliminate her and go to redistribute her vote, you won't have any other votes - so if she's knocked out of the running, it'll be as though you didn't vote.

Which is probably what you want, if she's your only choice!
(no subject) - jameth on May 23rd, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC) (Expand)
yeah, i live on the hellmouth.: LJ Has Friendsvichan on May 22nd, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Question.

You guys will check for double-votes, yes? Hypothetically, if someone votes for the same person as their first and second choice, what happens when the instant run-off votes are tallied?

Oh, yeah. Vote for me. Just don't do it twice.
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(no subject) - vichan on May 22nd, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - vichan on May 23rd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
hotpinkloser_26hotpinkloser_26 on May 22nd, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
VOTE FOR LIZYD!!!!!!!!!!
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saturnevolvedbianca_fiasco on May 23rd, 2008 12:05 am (UTC)
DONE!
Kristina: The Birds will fuck your shit upplaythefool on May 22nd, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
jameth is actually one of the more qualified candidates for this position, with real life experience serving on an advisory board, an incredible resume of community service (including working as a poll worker for the US elections), a degree in political science, and a vested interest in Livejournal. I'm not on his friends list but I do check in every once in a while because his lj is pretty fun, and I'm always impressed with his contribution to his community and his ability to cultivate a community of tightknit friends and acquaintances.

I also like his ability to recognize someone being a ridiculous wanker when everyone else is wading into drama. Something has to be said for having a sense of humor.

In other words, vote for him! And do your research, god dammit.
packsofreasonspacksofreasons on May 23rd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Have you read his platform? Do you really think that he's put as much thought and ideas behind what he aims to accomplish? Many other candidates have bothered to almost list out step-by-step plans to solve the current alienation conflicts, meanwhile Jameth simply gives the vague notion of just let things be and have fun.
(no subject) - playthefool on May 23rd, 2008 03:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - jameth on May 23rd, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
guidopaganos on May 22nd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
VOTE FOR LORD ANDREI
A wise sage, gentle spirit, and Will worker.

A good choice you all should consider
mizznizznichael on May 22nd, 2008 11:54 pm (UTC)
Everyone else should GIVE UP.
Jameth will win.
Resistance is futile.
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(no subject) - jedi_iwakura on May 23rd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC) (Expand)
saturnevolvedbianca_fiasco on May 23rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)
LIZYD!
voonplatz on May 23rd, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
JAMETH FOR CAPT. KING PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNETH
I VOTETH FOR JAMETH!
Mark of the Harlotbellacrow on May 23rd, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
Deathboy all the way!
opioid naïve patientnepheliad on May 23rd, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Just out of curiosity, how are you preventing people from voting with multiple journals? I really don't have a beef with anyone or anything; I'm just curious. I have quite a few journals due to roleplaying and am not voting with any of them because it's really dishonest, but how do you know that some people aren't?

I'd like to feel confident that you are, in fact, aware that people can vote with multiple journals and it's practically the equivalent of ballot-stuffing, thus making it not the fairest of elections.
Daddy Clangerimc on May 23rd, 2008 10:24 am (UTC)
They are restricting votes to one per registered email address — so if you have multiple journals all registered to the same address then you cannot vote with them. But if each one has a different registered email address then they can't really stop you from voting multiple times because they have no proof that those accounts are owned by the same person.

However, don't go creating new accounts just for voting, because accounts newer than March 11th won't be allowed to vote either.
Beth: Aeris smirkagentbethbonsai on May 23rd, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
GO SQUEAKY!!!
Maggiemaga_culinae on May 23rd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Fuck cambler. Vote Flagg.
Vanelda Bonqueesha! Excuse my beauty...IN ASIA!: shrink cuntwring on May 23rd, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
VOTE FOR LJ USER LOSTCOSMONAUT!!!!
Rebekah: Voicehakeber on May 23rd, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Why even have a 2nd and 3rd choice if those sections don't count? You don't appear to be using those votes in any manner.
Libby: biteysqunq on May 23rd, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
Read the "determining the winner" section of the OP more closely.
(no subject) - hakeber on May 23rd, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (Expand)