[pp.int.general] Statutes amendment to deny remote voting
carnops at pirateparty.be
Sun Mar 27 15:52:14 CEST 2011
IMHO, denying the voting right to remote delegates is quite abusive and
I'll explain why I think that.
First, not every member will have the opportunity to send delegates
physically,for many reasons. Denying remote presence would advantage
richer and closer countries.
What if a distant country has no financial resources to send even one
single delegate? What about equal opportunity?
Second, I agree that such a proposition is totally opposite to the values
we stand for. I thought transparency is one of the cornestones of Pirate
It is nonsense to deny the right to attend conferences and participate to
votes to members of PPI and require the government to do so.
There are tools like Helios Voting System that work online, encrypt the
ballot and allow bulk e-mail import to csv format. The trustees receive
informations at every step and the result is verifiable. I'm unsure it is
compliant with Single Transferable Vote but it works smooth.
It can be considered reliable as it was used by many universities,
I suppose they wouldn't trust such a system blindly.
DemoChoice as also implemented OpenSTV in their tool.
Why do you absolutely want to ignore this is essential to the Open Society
we want to implement.
No offense in my message, this is just a suggestion to improve and find a
fair working model.
Stéphane a.k.a. Carnops
Pirate Party Belgium
+32 496 74 28 02
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