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Re: Disclosing election results -- a voice of caution

From: Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:35:53 -0400
Message-ID: <53914529.9050009@w3.org>
To: Sylvain Galineau <galineau@adobe.com>
CC: "public-w3process@w3.org" <public-w3process@w3.org>

On 6/3/2014 7:53 PM, Sylvain Galineau wrote:
> On Jun 3, 2014, at 7:13 AM, Jeff Jaffe <jeff@w3.org> wrote:
>> 98 Members voted which is more than 25% of the Membership.  Personally, I am quite pleased that there was this level of interest.  While not the 90+% that I would have preferred, the 25% is still larger than some democratic political elections in some locations.
> That it's larger than some place does not make it good, or even good enough. In the democracies I know, 25% participation is considered to seriously lack in relevance and legitimacy. Typical editorials and headlines in such outcomes wax much angst on 'our broken democracy' etc. Needless to say, I didn't expect you to be 'quite pleased'.

As I said elsewhere in the thread, my impression is that there are 
various reasons why large numbers of Members (particularly smaller ones) 
are not that interested in voting.

Also, I was pleased because this is a higher turnout than in the past.

But I agree (as I said) that I would prefer 90%+.

> But I also don't think 'open voting' - however defined - or the lack thereof has anything to do with this either.
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