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Call for Participation in Voting system Community Group

The Voting system Community Group has been launched:

There has been lengthy and recurrent discussions about reforming the voting system for AB/TAG elections.

The current system is allegedly broken as it is stated by various members, but the AC is not willing to work on this unless someone comes up with a comprehensive explanation and proposal.

There are many alternatives:
* pick up one alternative voting system
* work on a tool to create simulation
* use this tool for **non official** ballot at the same time as an official ballot (which would be used with the current systen)

All of these items have been proposed in various email threads in w3c-ac-forum and public-w3process list, not repeating the links here for the sake of conciseness.

This group will not publish specifications.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2014-05-06 by Jean-Charles Verdie. The following people supported its creation: Jean-Charles Verdie, Robin Berjon, Virginie GALINDO, Brian Kardell, Daniel Glazman. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of its activities.

The group now has access to W3C-hosted services for email, blog, wikis, irc, tracking tools, and more. Read more about tools and services available by default and upon request.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please send us email on

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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