> On Oct 29, 2014, at 3:32 PM, Eoghan Glynn <egl...@redhat.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> Folks,
> 
> I haven't seen the customary number-crunching on the recent TC election,
> so I quickly ran the numbers myself.
> 
> Voter Turnout
> =============
> 
> The turnout rate continues to decline, in this case from 29.7% to 26.7%.
> 
> Here's how the participation rates have shaped up since the first TC2.0
> election:
> 
> Election | Electorate | Voted | Turnout | Change
> ------------------------------------------------
> 10/2013  | 1106       | 342   | 30.9%   | -8.0% 
> 04/2014  | 1510       | 448   | 29.7%   | -4.1%
> 10/2014  | 1892       | 506   | 26.7%   | -9.9%


Overall percentage of the electorate voting is declining, but absolute numbers 
of voters has increased. And in fact, the electorate has grown more than the 
turnout has declined.



> 
> Partisan Voting
> ===============
> 
> As per the usual analysis done by ttx, the number of ballots that
> strictly preferred candidates from an individual company (with
> multiple candidates) above all others:
> 
> HP   ahead in 30 ballots (5.93%)
> RHAT ahead in 18 ballots (3.56%)
> RAX  ahead in 8  ballots (1.58%)
> 
> The top 6 pairings strictly preferred above all others were:
> 
> 35 voters (6.92%) preferred Monty Taylor & Doug Hellmann  (HP/HP)
> 34 voters (6.72%) preferred Monty Taylor & Sean Dague     (HP/HP)
> 26 voters (5.14%) preferred Anne Gentle & Monty Taylor    (RAX/HP)
> 21 voters (4.15%) preferred Russell Bryant & Sean Dague   (RHAT/HP)
> 21 voters (4.15%) preferred Russell Bryant & Eoghan Glynn (RHAT/RHAT)
> 16 voters (3.16%) preferred Doug Hellmann & Sean Dague    (HP/HP)
> 
> Conclusion
> ==========
> 
> The rate of potentially partisan voting didn't diverge significantly
> from the norms we've seen in previous elections.
> 
> The continuing decline in the turnout rate is a concern however, as
> the small-scale changes tried (blogging on TC activity, standardized
> questions in the TC nomination mails) have not arrested the fall-off
> in participation.
> 
> Cheers,
> Eoghan
> 
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