#372 RFI: Voting...
Closed None Opened 8 years ago by tremble.

= Proposal topic =

What changes/updates/improvements would you like to see in the voting system?

= Overview =

I've been looking into enhancements/updates for the voting system (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/voting/). I started off with various niggles on the admin side (not needing to directly modify the database being one of them). However there's now the rest of it...

I've noticed that you've a list of upgrades/enhancements you'd like to see on the FESCo Elections page:

Web based administration to create a new election.

  • Well this does now exist do you want to be able to do this as FESCo, or keep this as Infrastructure requests?

Creation of a new election needs to trigger generation of a script (email potential electors 3 days before the finish)

  • Do you actually want this?
  • Specifically what would you want it to say?
  • Would you be happy with a midnight UTC mail out?

The interface will show the voter ballots for all the elections that they can vote in.

  • Should this just be a division of the existing front page, "Elections you're elegable to vote in" vs "Closed Elections/Election Results"

List upcoming elections.

  • We can already do this, if a list of Upcoming elections is provided they can be added to the system... Again a seperate section on that front page?

List results for current and previous elections.

  • Already in place

Are there any other enhancements you'd currently like to see?

Possible thoughts from this end:

Nominations? If so (functionally) how would you like this to work

Delegation? Are there functions you would like us to be able to delegate to other groups, eg allow FESCo/the Board to remove the embargo on the results of an election.

Unfortunately I'm not able to make the FESCo meetings to ping you directly.

= Owners =

tremble (+ abadger1999)


Replying to [ticket:372 tremble]:

Not sure when those points were added, but here's my take.
Hopefully other fesco folks will chime in with their thoughts.
Should we discuss this at a meeting? Or just provide feedback here?

Web based administration to create a new election.

  • Well this does now exist do you want to be able to do this as FESCo, or keep this as Infrastructure requests?

Since elections are rare, I think it's ok to keep them based on infrastructure ticket.
It would be nice to have web based ones if we were going to hold more elections on things.

Creation of a new election needs to trigger generation of a script (email potential electors 3 days before the finish)

  • Do you actually want this?
  • Specifically what would you want it to say?
  • Would you be happy with a midnight UTC mail out?

I'm not sure if we do want this or not. On the one hand it could be nice to let people know to vote, and might improve turnout. On the other it might annoy people by spamming them after they have already voted. ;(

I would suggest if we do this we have it just point to a wiki page or note that you could vote in the election at URL unless you already have.

I don't think the time matters at all.

The interface will show the voter ballots for all the elections that they can vote in.

  • Should this just be a division of the existing front page, "Elections you're elegable to vote in" vs "Closed Elections/Election Results"

That could work. Open elections and Results perhaps?

List upcoming elections.

  • We can already do this, if a list of Upcoming elections is provided they can be added to the system... Again a seperate section on that front page?

Yes, that might be good. Just a 'These elections will be coming soon" and have the name and a date they open.

Are there any other enhancements you'd currently like to see?

Possible thoughts from this end:

Nominations? If so (functionally) how would you like this to work

I think thats a bit too complex, and is better handled at a higher level.

Thanks for asking. Hopefully others have ideas too!

Should we discuss this at a meeting? Or just provide feedback here?

If that comment was aimed at me, I don't mind either way.

Possible thoughts from this end:

Nominations? If so (functionally) how would you like this to work

I think thats a bit too complex, and is better handled at a higher level.

FWIW, I think you're probably right on this one, it's only there because someone had begun to put the hooks into the code. I'm not averse to deleting code ( especially version controlled code )

3 years since the last comment. Our voting stuff has changed. Closing this.

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