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What day of the month should SVPerl meet?

8 votes were tallied.
Choice Abbrev Description
#1 14-1ST-THU 1st Thursday of the month (first meeting: 5/6)
#2 11-1ST-MON 1st Monday of the month (first meeting: 5/3)
#3 34-3RD-THU 3rd Thursday of the month (first meeting: 5/20)
#4 23-2ND-WED 2nd Wednesday of the month (first meeting: 5/12)
#5 43-4TH-WED 4th Wednesday of the month (first meeting: 5/26)
#6 32-3RD-TUE 3rd Tuesday of the month (first meeting: 5/18)
#7 12-1ST-TUE 1st Tuesday of the month (first meeting: 5/4)
#8 42-4TH-TUE 4th Tuesday of the month (first meeting: 5/25)
#9 22-2ND-TUE 2nd Tuesday of the month (first meeting: 5/11)
#10 41-4TH-MON 4th Monday of the month (first meeting: 5/24)
#11 44-4TH-THU 4th Thursday of the month (first meeting: 5/27)
#12 13-1ST-WED 1st Wednesday of the month (first meeting: 5/5)

The following options did not rank in the results:
Abbrev Description
99-NONE None of these - see note before selecting this
31-3RD-MON 3rd Monday of the month (first meeting: 5/17)

Description of Voting Topic

What is your preference for when SVPerl's monthly meetings should be held?

Deadline: Sunday, May 2, 10PM

This poll is to collect input on scheduling preferences for SVPerl monthly meeting times. When scheduling a meeting like this, no single time can possibly work for everyone. But with some input from the participants, we hope to get enough info to pick a time that works well for as many as possible. Having a list of ranked choices allows the organizers some flexibility if meeting venues can't accomodate the most popular time.

The "None of These" option gets special treatment. You don't have to use it. If you use it, it should be only as your last choice. It allows you to make a statement that other items which you have not voted for are unacceptable, or "worse than nothing at all". Anything in the ranked results which comes after "none of the above" is considered to have been eliminated.

We're presuming these will be weekday evening meetings, including only Monday through Thursday. Some times have been removed due to known schedule conflicts with other meetings that key participants attend. 2nd Mondays (SJC Airport Commission), 2nd Thursdays (SVWUX - Silicon Valley Wireless Users & eXperimenters) and 3rd Wednesdays (SJ RACES, RHVAA) have been removed.

Detailed Results

This vote uses a Single Transferable Voting (STV) system, which is a simple form of "preference voting", so that voters can cast first, second, third, and more preferences for their vote. If a majority can't be reached, the last choice is eliminated and the count starts over looking for the highest preference. More information on STV and other voting systems can be found at

Single Transferable Vote (Wikipedia)
Single Transferable Vote (Google Directory)
Elections: Results and Voting systems (UK)
a student's STV page (Finland)

The following tables show in detail how the results were obtained. Each of the "rounds" shown were separate passes through the data by the vote-counting software. Multiple passes are necessary to count an STV-style vote.

Round #1
8.000 valid votes, 4.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
14-1ST-THU 4.000 50.00%  
11-1ST-MON 2.000 25.00%  
34-3RD-THU 1.000 12.50%  
23-2ND-WED 1.000 12.50%  
43-4TH-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
32-3RD-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
12-1ST-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
41-4TH-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
42-4TH-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #2
8.000 valid votes, 4.000 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
14-1ST-THU 4.000 50.00%  
11-1ST-MON 2.000 25.00%  
34-3RD-THU 1.000 12.50% eliminated
23-2ND-WED 1.000 12.50% eliminated

Round #3
7.000 valid votes, 3.500 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
14-1ST-THU 5.000 71.43% winner for Choice #1 (70.000% of each vote used, 30.000% transfers)
11-1ST-MON 2.000 28.57%  

Round #4
5.200 valid votes, 2.600 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
11-1ST-MON 2.000 38.46%  
34-3RD-THU 1.300 25.00%  
23-2ND-WED 1.000 19.23%  
43-4TH-WED 0.300 5.77%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 5.77%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 5.77%  
0.000 0.00% eliminated
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
41-4TH-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
42-4TH-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #5
5.200 valid votes, 2.600 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
11-1ST-MON 2.000 38.46%  
34-3RD-THU 1.300 25.00%  
23-2ND-WED 1.000 19.23%  
43-4TH-WED 0.300 5.77% eliminated
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 5.77% eliminated
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 5.77% eliminated

Round #6
4.900 valid votes, 2.450 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
11-1ST-MON 2.000 40.82%  
34-3RD-THU 1.600 32.65%  
23-2ND-WED 1.300 26.53% eliminated

Round #7
3.900 valid votes, 1.950 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
11-1ST-MON 2.000 51.28% winner for Choice #2 (97.500% of each vote used, 2.500% transfers)
34-3RD-THU 1.900 48.72%  

Round #8
3.250 valid votes, 1.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
34-3RD-THU 1.300 40.00%  
23-2ND-WED 1.000 30.77%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 10.00%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 9.23%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 9.23%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 0.77%  
0.000 0.00% eliminated
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
42-4TH-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #9
3.250 valid votes, 1.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
34-3RD-THU 1.300 40.00%  
23-2ND-WED 1.000 30.77%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 10.00%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 9.23%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 9.23%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 0.77% eliminated

Round #10
3.250 valid votes, 1.625 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
34-3RD-THU 1.300 40.00%  
23-2ND-WED 1.025 31.54%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 10.00%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 9.23% eliminated
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 9.23% eliminated

Round #11
2.950 valid votes, 1.475 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
23-2ND-WED 1.325 44.92%  
34-3RD-THU 1.300 44.07%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 11.02% eliminated

Round #12
2.925 valid votes, 1.462 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
34-3RD-THU 1.600 54.70% winner for Choice #3 (91.406% of each vote used, 8.594% transfers)
23-2ND-WED 1.325 45.30%  

Round #13
2.036 valid votes, 1.018 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
23-2ND-WED 1.000 49.12%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 15.96%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 4.22%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 1.23%  
0.000 0.00% eliminated
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #14
2.036 valid votes, 1.018 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
23-2ND-WED 1.000 49.12%  
43-4TH-WED 0.325 15.96%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 4.22%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 1.23% eliminated

Round #15
2.036 valid votes, 1.018 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
23-2ND-WED 1.025 50.35% winner for Choice #4 (99.314% of each vote used, 0.686% transfers)
43-4TH-WED 0.325 15.96%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 14.74%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 4.22%  

Round #16
1.043 valid votes, 0.521 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
43-4TH-WED 0.332 31.82%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 28.77%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 28.77%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 8.24%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 2.40%  
0.000 0.00% eliminated
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #17
1.043 valid votes, 0.521 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
43-4TH-WED 0.332 31.82%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 28.77%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 28.77%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 8.24%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 2.40% eliminated

Round #18
1.018 valid votes, 0.509 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
43-4TH-WED 0.332 32.62%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 29.47%  
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 29.47%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 8.44% eliminated

Round #19
0.932 valid votes, 0.466 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
43-4TH-WED 0.332 35.62%  
32-3RD-TUE 0.300 32.19% eliminated
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 32.19% eliminated

Round #20
0.332 valid votes, 0.166 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
43-4TH-WED 0.332 100.00% winner for Choice #5 (50.000% of each vote used, 50.000% transfers)

Round #21
0.861 valid votes, 0.430 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
32-3RD-TUE 0.450 52.27% winner for Choice #6 (95.660% of each vote used, 4.340% transfers)
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 34.85%  
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 9.98%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 2.90%  
0.000 0.00%  
13-1ST-WED 0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00%  
44-4TH-THU 0.000 0.00%  

Round #22
0.430 valid votes, 0.215 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
12-1ST-TUE 0.300 69.69% winner for Choice #7 (71.745% of each vote used, 28.255% transfers)
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 19.96%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 5.81%  
44-4TH-THU 0.013 3.02%  
13-1ST-WED 0.007 1.51%  
0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.000 0.00%  

Round #23
0.215 valid votes, 0.108 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 39.93%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 39.38%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 11.62%  
44-4TH-THU 0.013 6.05%  
13-1ST-WED 0.007 3.02%  
0.000 0.00% eliminated
99-NONE 0.000 0.00% eliminated
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00% eliminated

Round #24
0.215 valid votes, 0.108 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 39.93%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 39.38%  
41-4TH-MON 0.025 11.62%  
44-4TH-THU 0.013 6.05%  
13-1ST-WED 0.007 3.02% eliminated

Round #25
0.215 valid votes, 0.108 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 39.93%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 39.38%  
41-4TH-MON 0.032 14.64%  
44-4TH-THU 0.013 6.05% eliminated

Round #26
0.202 valid votes, 0.101 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
42-4TH-TUE 0.086 42.50%  
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 41.92%  
41-4TH-MON 0.032 15.58% eliminated

Round #27
0.177 valid votes, 0.089 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
42-4TH-TUE 0.092 52.17% winner for Choice #8 (95.845% of each vote used, 4.155% transfers)
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 47.83%  

Round #28
0.129 valid votes, 0.065 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
22-2ND-TUE 0.085 65.56% winner for Choice #9 (76.267% of each vote used, 23.733% transfers)
41-4TH-MON 0.025 19.34%  
44-4TH-THU 0.013 10.07%  
13-1ST-WED 0.007 5.04%  
0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.00%  

Round #29
0.045 valid votes, 0.022 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
41-4TH-MON 0.025 55.97% winner for Choice #10 (89.338% of each vote used, 10.662% transfers)
44-4TH-THU 0.013 29.15%  
13-1ST-WED 0.007 14.57%  
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.31%  
0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  

Round #30
0.022 valid votes, 0.011 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
44-4TH-THU 0.013 58.30% winner for Choice #11 (85.765% of each vote used, 14.235% transfers)
13-1ST-WED 0.009 41.08%  
31-3RD-MON 0.000 0.62%  
0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  

Round #31
0.009 valid votes, 0.005 required to win
Selection Votes Percent Notes
13-1ST-WED 0.009 98.52% winner for Choice #12 (50.752% of each vote used, 49.248% transfers)
31-3RD-MON 0.000 1.48%  
0.000 0.00%  
99-NONE 0.000 0.00%  

Tips:

This poll uses the "Single Transferable Vote" method via the Vote::STV module written in Perl.