Besides telling you to vote for me, it’s important to understand two other things:
- There is a need to spread the word to vote at all. The more votes in this election, the better. Not just for me, but for the CSM as a whole.
- Voting for a bloc candidate is a wasted vote. They have enough support to get elected and don’t need your vote.
Single Transferrable Voting (STV)
If you haven’t read how this system works and will be applied to this year’s election, here’s a paragraph by Nathan Jameson:
We will be moving to a Single Transferable Vote (STV) based voting system where instead of voting for a single candidate, each voter will pick their top 14 favorite candidates and rank them from 1 to 14. Initially, each vote will be placed on the candidate listed as 1st, but if found unnecessary either because the candidate has more than enough to make the top 14 or if they cannot make top 14 under any circumstances, then the vote will transfer to the candidate listed 2nd. This continues until the vote is exhausted or needed for a candidate to succeed.
What you should get out of this is that it’s important to make as many choices as possible on your slate of 14. To do otherwise is simply throwing away your voice. Here is a VISUAL GUIDE to STV that I found very helpful.
Who to vote for? As I mentioned, voting for a bloc candidate is a waste. Support independents. We need it more.
Here’s my list of who I will be voting for, in random order. No sense inflating anyone’s ego other than my own.
- Roc Wieler
- Nathan Jameson
- Ripard Teg
- Ali Aras
- Unforgiven Storm
- Trebor Daehdoow
- Mike Azariah
- James Arget
Obviously, I ranked myself first. The rest I like for various reasons but the bottom line is that I believe they would all be valuable for a fair CSM. The astute among you will notice that’s only ten of my fourteen votes.
I’m struggling with the rest honestly.
Do you have any recommendations? Tell me why. I’m always open to discussion and debate. Perhaps I’ll play politics and try to secure a spot on the Goon slate in exchange for putting two of their candidates on mine. We’ll see. I doubt they need ol’ Roc for support.