[openstack-dev] [all][elections] Results of the TC Election
gord at live.ca
Fri Apr 8 18:08:22 UTC 2016
On 08/04/2016 9:14 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> Eoghan Glynn wrote:
>>> However, the turnout continues to slide, dipping below 20% for
>>> the first time:
>> Election | Electorate (delta %) | Votes | Turnout (delta %)
>> Oct '13 | 1106 | 342 | 30.92
>> Apr '14 | 1510 (+36.52) | 448 | 29.69 (-4.05)
>> Oct '14 | 1893 (+25.35) | 506 | 26.73 (-9.91)
>> Apr '15 | 2169 (+14.58) | 548 | 25.27 (-5.48)
>> Oct '15 | 2759 (+27.20) | 619 | 22.44 (-11.20)
>> Apr '16 | 3284 (+19.03) | 652 | 19.85 (-11.51)
>>> This ongoing trend of a decreasing proportion of the electorate
>>> participating in TC elections is a concern.
> One way to look at it is that every cycle (mostly due to the habit of
> giving summit passes to recent contributors) we have more and more
> one-patch contributors (more than 600 in Mitaka), and those usually are
> not really interested in voting... So the electorate number is a bit
> inflated, resulting in an apparent drop in turnout.
> It would be interesting to run the same analysis but taking only >=3
> patch contributors as "expected voters" and see if the turnout still
> drops as much.
> Long term I'd like to remove the summit pass perk (or no longer link it
> to "one commit"). It will likely result in a drop in contributors
> numbers (gasp), but a saner electorate.
just for reference, while only affecting a subset of the electorate, if
you look at the PTL elections, they all had over 40% turnout (even the
older and larger projects).
it may be because of those with "one commit", but if that were the case,
you would think the turnout would be inline/similar to the PTL elections.
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