This is a poll to see how people think the CIVS service should be improved. Based on earlier feedback, a lot of new features have been added. For example, it is now possible to have an election in which voter identities are reported. Please give more feedback by ranking the following ideas for improving the CIVS service. If you think an idea is a bad idea, rank it below "do nothing". You can also write in new ideas.

Only the single favorite choice will win the poll.
The poll ends June 2007. The poll supervisor is Andrew Myers ( Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank. Note: “No opinion” is not the same as the lowest possible rank; it means that you choose not to rank this choice with respect to the other choices.

 Choice Rank
Allow voter to check and revise vote (until vote is closed) (write-in)
Strengthen security mechanisms
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms
Allow option for revealing list of people who voted, but without their ballots. (write-in)
Fix reporting on write-in votes - last write-in is said to lose to previous write-in by nearly the total number of voters (write-in)
Allow linked ballots i.e., choosing a particular option on a ballot causes a conflicting response on a linked ballot to be reported or fixed. (write-in)
Strengthen privacy mechanisms
Add a "DESTDIR" var to the install script for ease of distribution package creation
Provide for automatic time based closing of election.
Support pairwise comparison of the alternatives, so as not to confuse voters when having many alternatives. (write-in)
Make SPF-compatible by not forging the MAIL FROM on mails sent
Allow option to display ballots and voter reciept instead of voter email.
Range Voting (write-in)
Do nothing
Allow multiple questions per poll
Allow HTML IMG tags with absolute URL references, I want people to rank my photos! (write-in)
Allow for voter signature (write-in)
Offer an alternate interface (Flash?) where voters can forget numbers and physically move choices in order of preference (write-in)
Change voting rank column labels to say "1st choice", "2nd choice"... "?th choice" instead of 1, 2, 3.
add translations of this service
Automatic sorting when a rank changes. (write-in)
Make election results universally verifiable
Aristotle (write-in)
Make reported election results more understandable
Improve performance so it can handle large polls
election supervisor defined text field for the begining of system mail subject line (write-in)
No opinion should be assumed for pre-write-in opinions (write-in)
Allow elections in which results are available only to a smaller set of users
Make current results visible even before an election is closed. (write-in)
Display "Vote" rather than "Election" for more generic application (write-in)
Improve the user interface for voting
Allow election notification write up to be sent through the system. (write-in)
Support IRV elections
Allow elections that can be repeated (e.g. for daily restaurant choice)
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT (network address translation) addresses (write-in)
Offer a Javascript-based (JQuery) interactive choice re-ordering interface; Flash is unnecessary. (write-in)
Optionally encrypt candidate names to protect against server operator
Redo the look of the site (write-in)
Show times with local timezone in election resulty (write-in)

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