Re: Ranked Choice Voting -- San Francisco Style

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 16:23:47 CDT

Steve,

> While I don't have a problem with a "clear selections" button, I hope
> that won't be the only way to deselect candidates in a production
> system.
>
I'm not sure.

> A voter will most likely want to "undo" their last selection, without
> clearing the others. Consider Cambridge, Massachusetts, with 9 city
> council seats and 20 candidates. A voter who accidentally picks the
> wrong 10th candidate isn't going to want to hit "clear" and then
> re-enter 1-9 all over again. The interface needs good human factors.
> And it needs to be similar to the other interfaces. For example, in
> a "Vote for 3" race, if I make a mistake on my third selection, I can
> clear (deselect) it without affecting the other two selections.
>
I think we agree that we need lots of Human Factors testing to find the best
way.

BTW, I know you had some concern about traffic to your inbox when we signed
you up for this list. I think I told you 4-5 messages per day .... actually
the historical average at that time was probably around 7 per day. So it
turns out it's running 40-50 messages per day. I hope you are managing this
okay.

Alan D.
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