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RE: [VOTE CLOSING TODAY] VC HTTP API Renaming Poll

From: Michael Herman (Trusted Digital Web) <mwherman@parallelspace.net>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 22:09:37 +0000
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
Message-ID: <MWHPR1301MB2094633FDC3B93A0DF47FD35C3C19@MWHPR1301MB2094.namprd13.prod.outlook.com>
Can I email in my vote?

Caveat: There is a remote possibility that I may have also voted already but I have no recollection of this and no emailed receipt that I can find (for example). I wasn't able to verify this at 11:26pm last night.

Interesting side note: This is essentially what happens in Canada every time we have a national election in Canada: most of the population lives in Ontario and Quebec (Eastern time zone), so when the polls close in the Eastern time zone, the election is usually already decided.

Canadians living west of Ontario find that the election is decided before our polls even close here in Alberta, for example.

Michael

-----Original Message-----
From: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com> 
Sent: August 20, 2021 3:40 PM
To: public-credentials@w3.org
Subject: Re: [VOTE CLOSING TODAY] VC HTTP API Renaming Poll

On 8/20/21 10:21 AM, Michael Herman wrote:
> [PRINCIPLED OBJECTION] I object to the VC HTTP API Renaming Poll being 
> closed based on Eastern time. I believe it should have remained open 
> (regardless of prior notice) for the rest of us in the Mountain and 
> Pacific time zones? ...also Hawaii and Alaska timezones. I propose the 
> poll be reopened until midnight Hawaii time on Sunday August 22, 2021 
> … another few days.

Objection acknowledged.

The opavote system that we use to poll is used for binding political elections. Once a poll is closed (which is automatic), there is no option to re-open the poll (at least, none that I can see). I have looked, particularly because of your objection on the matter, and because it would be far easier to re-open the poll than it is going to be to process your objection.

We would have to throw away all of the votes of the people that voted and re-run an entirely new poll to include your vote.

We will cover your objection to see if there is consensus to throw away all of the votes and re-run an entirely new poll when we review the outcome (which won't happen on the next call, but the one after that one).

-- manu

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