[Noisebridge-discuss] absentee voting, and other election details
leif at synthesize.us
Wed Feb 1 01:27:36 PST 2012
The 2012 Noisebridge Board of Directors election began tonight.
If you are one of the eligible voters (meaning that you've recently
received an email from the treasurer stating that your membership dues
are currently up to date) who has not yet voted, you can still get a
ballot from me and vote.
If you are out of town and would like to vote absentee, let me know who
your proxy is and I will give them a ballot to cast in your stead.
The easiest time and place for me is next Tuesday, but if you or your
proxy would like to receive and/or cast your ballot at another time let
me know and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Voting will officially close at 9pm next Tuesday, and results will be
announced soon thereafter. I will be at Noisebridge by 7pm to distribute
and collect ballots.
If you are the person who received a ballot tonight but did not cast it
before I left (and took all of the cast ballots with me), I recommend
holding on to it until next Tuesday (or making other arrangements as
described above) as I will *not* be able to check the ballot box every
day between now and then. (If you are someone else and happen to notice
a lone ballot in the donation box, you are automatically deputized as a
Noisebridge election official and should take whatever steps are
necessary to ensure I receive it before the deadline.)
ps: I really wanted to have an auditable online election using blinded
signatures to authenticate voters such that the election operator could
not connect votes with voters, but sadly I did not get it implemented in
time. I would still like to try that in the future. This time, I had to
settle for paper ballots, but each ballot does list the candidates in a
unique order and uses a hash of the ordering as its serial number. So at
least there is that. To the absentee voters: I apologize for failing to
provide you with a completely secret ballot! I hope you will entrust a
proxy to cast your vote.
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