2012 Election Results

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Reformatted from the post to https://lopsa.org/content/2012-election-lopsa-board-directors-has-concluded:


The following candidates are elected to a two-year term:

Matt Disney, John Boris, Evan Pettrey, Martin Gehrke

Our thanks to all of the candidates who set aside time and energy to run, and we want to take this moment to congratulate our new Board members.

We would also like to thank LOPSA member Matt Okeson-Harlow for the election infrastructure. As well, we would like to thank all of the LOPSA members who took time out of their schedule to vote in this election.

LOPSA as an organization is dedicated to transparency in all matters of the organization. Per Bylaws and custom, the raw vote file and instructions for reproducing the results are always published with the official announcement. Due to the withdrawal of one candidate, we are adding specific notes on how this situation was handled for this election.

The Leadership Committee

Below are:

Notes on the Election

Withdrawal of Candidate after pools opened


One candidate (Kent Brodie) withdrew (via email to the Leadership Committee) on the last day of the election about 12 hours before the closing of the polls. The Bylaws are silent on this situation, so the Leadership Committee determined that we should follow the regular election process to the end, and then eliminate this candidate from the election results, promoting the 5th place candidate if necessary.

The election results before removing Kent are as follows (not in order of election) : Matt Disney, Kent Brodie, John Boris, and Evan Pettre. See Note (2) below. Removing Kent Brodie from the results promotes Martin Gehrke as the 4th Board member to be elected.

Announcement of Official Election Results


There was a process failure at the Leadership Committee: there should have been an email to Members shortly after the polls closed that (re)announced the schedule for official publication of the results. This email was NOT sent. Additionally, the schedule for announcement of official results should have been part of the written and published election calendar. Both issues have been addressed for future elections.

We would also like to thank Matt Okeson-Harlow for the election infrastructure, Andrew Hume for acting as the independent monitor, and all the LOPSA members that voted. This election had one of our highest turnouts to date.

We present below the report of the independent monitor, Andrew Hume.

The Leadership Committee

Reproducing the raw results

Software
OpenSTV v1.6.1 from Sourceforge.
Election title
LOPSA Vote 2012
Method
Meek STV with Droop-Dynamic-Fractional threshold
Number of total ballots
126
Number of invalid or empty ballots
0
Number of ballots used in the count
126

5 candidate running for 4 seats.

Round 1: Candidate Matt Disney elected.
Round 2: Candidate John Boris, Evan Pettrey elected.
Round 3: Transferring surplus votes.
Rounds 4: Candidate Kent Brodie elected.

The election is over since all seats are filled.

Winners are Matt Disney, John Boris, Evan Pettrey, Kent Brodie.

Method of tabulation

To understand the above results, please see:

Ballots

The ballots are available for public examination in the standard BLT format of the Electoral Reform Society.

The data is:

======= 3 the raw vote file ================

$ cat LOPSAElection2012.blt 
5 4
1 3 1 2 4 0
1 4 3 1 5 2 0
1 5 4 3 1 2 0
1 5 3 1 4 2 0
1 1 2 5 3 4 0
1 1 3 2 4 5 0
1 1 2 5 4 3 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 1 4 2 3 5 0
1 1 4 3 2 5 0
1 3 1 5 0
1 3 4 1 5 2 0
1 1 4 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 1 4 3 5 2 0
1 4 3 1 5 2 0
1 5 1 4 3 2 0
1 1 5 4 3 2 0
1 1 2 3 4 5 0
1 1 5 4 3 2 0
1 1 2 4 3 5 0
1 4 3 2 0
1 5 1 4 2 3 0
1 5 3 2 4 1 0
1 1 5 2 4 0
1 4 1 5 2 3 0
1 1 3 4 2 5 0
1 1 4 2 5 3 0
1 4 5 3 2 1 0
1 2 4 5 1 3 0
1 3 4 1 5 2 0
1 1 4 5 2 3 0
1 5 4 1 2 3 0
1 4 2 5 1 3 0
1 1 2 4 5 3 0
1 1 2 4 5 0
1 1 2 4 3 5 0
1 4 3 1 5 2 0
1 1 0
1 1 2 5 4 3 0
1 1 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 1 2 5 4 0
1 1 3 2 5 4 0
1 1 4 3 5 2 0
1 1 2 5 3 4 0
1 4 3 5 1 2 0
1 4 5 2 1 3 0
1 3 2 1 4 5 0
1 1 3 5 0
1 1 5 2 4 3 0
1 1 2 3 4 5 0
1 1 4 2 5 3 0
1 1 0
1 2 3 4 1 5 0
1 3 1 4 5 2 0
1 4 1 2 5 3 0
1 3 1 2 4 5 0
1 2 0
1 1 2 4 3 5 0
1 1 3 2 5 4 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 1 4 5 3 2 0
1 1 2 4 5 3 0
1 1 5 4 3 2 0
1 1 4 5 2 3 0
1 4 1 5 3 2 0
1 1 3 2 4 0
1 2 1 4 3 5 0
1 4 2 5 0
1 4 5 1 3 2 0
1 3 1 4 2 5 0
1 1 4 3 5 2 0
1 2 5 4 3 1 0
1 1 2 4 3 5 0
1 2 1 4 3 5 0
1 1 5 4 2 3 0
1 1 2 4 5 3 0
1 1 2 4 5 3 0
1 1 3 5 4 2 0
1 1 2 5 4 3 0
1 5 4 3 1 2 0
1 1 5 4 2 3 0
1 1 3 4 2 5 0
1 5 2 4 0
1 1 4 5 3 2 0
1 1 4 5 2 0
1 1 2 5 3 4 0
1 1 3 0
1 5 0
1 1 3 4 2 5 0
1 1 3 5 2 4 0
1 1 3 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 1 3 4 5 2 0
1 4 5 1 2 3 0
1 1 3 2 4 5 0
1 5 1 4 2 3 0
1 1 4 2 5 3 0
1 5 1 4 2 3 0
1 2 1 0
1 4 3 5 1 2 0
1 1 0
1 2 5 4 0
1 4 5 3 0
1 1 4 3 2 5 0
1 4 5 3 1 2 0
1 5 2 4 1 3 0
1 4 2 1 5 3 0
1 3 1 0
1 1 3 5 4 2 0
1 3 1 4 5 2 0
1 1 3 5 4 2 0
1 4 1 3 2 5 0
1 2 3 1 5 4 0
1 1 2 5 4 3 0
1 4 3 5 1 2 0
1 4 5 1 3 2 0
1 5 2 4 1 3 0
1 1 2 4 3 5 0
1 3 5 1 2 4 0
1 2 1 5 3 4 0
1 4 3 1 2 5 0
1 1 4 5 2 3 0
1 1 3 4 2 5 0
1 5 3 4 1 2 0
0
"Matt Disney"
"Kent Brodie"
"John Boris"
"Evan Pettrey"
"Martin Gehrke"
"LOPSA Vote 2012"