|Joel Uckelman on 29 Apr 2001 05:35:35 -0000|
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|Re: spoon-discuss: Joel, help us!|
Quoth =?us-ascii?Q?Jorg_Rathlev?=: > > Elections for nweek 21: > > * Banker > > Joerg > >=20 > > [[ Is this right? Can there be an election with only one nominee? ]] > > Yes, I think so. I'd suggest voting yes or no in this case. However, the = > rules don't seem to allow such votes -- rule 359 states "Voters may cast = > exactly one vote for a candidate for each Elective Office on the = > Ballot." > > So you're not required to vote, but if you do, you must vote *for* the = > only candidate. That's not really a good rule. On the other hand, with = > votes being yes or no, what's going to happen if the majority votes = > *against* the only candidate? > > Does anyone have a good idea about how to fix this? > > > Joerg Hmm. My interpretation of this rule is a little different. I had always assumed that so long as one person casts a vote for the only candidate, then e is elected. Votes for elections should always name candidates, rather than be "yes" or "no", so it's not a possibility that a majority would vote against the only candidate. -- J.