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Re: Voting and W3C level of engagement

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:23:01 -0400
Message-ID: <539471C5.3040606@w3.org>
To: "Nottingham, Mark" <mnotting@akamai.com>
CC: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>, "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>

On 6/8/2014 10:13 AM, Nottingham, Mark wrote:
> Nope - that's mandatory voting; if you don't, it's a $50 fine.

I don't know what others think, but I would not be overly supportive of 
using that approach for W3C elections.

>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On 7 Jun 2014, at 10:46 pm, "Jeff Jaffe" <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> On 6/7/2014 4:11 PM, Nottingham, Mark wrote:
>>> ... And in Australia, it's usually around 80%.
>> Ah, the benefits of STV ;)
>>
>>> Just for the record.
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>>> On 7 Jun 2014, at 1:58 pm, "Daniel Glazman" <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> On 06/06/2014 22:31, Jeff Jaffe wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> According to fairvote [1], typical turnout for Congressional elections
>>>>> in the US midterm is about 40%.  I don't have comprehensive data on
>>>>> local elections, but when I searched for some article about that, I
>>>>> learned that 25% is quite typical for municipal elections [2].
>>>> In the US, maybe. Not here on the Old Continent. Turnout for municipal
>>>> elections is rarely below 60% in continental Europe... That's just for
>>>> the record and does not want to have any influence on our current
>>>> discussion.
>>>>
>>>> </Daniel>
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