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

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