Please rank the following ideas for improving the CIVS voting service. If you think an idea is bad, rank it below "do nothing ranked below this". You can also write in new ideas, but do check the list to see if your idea is already there. Your feedback is appreciated!

CIVS is an open-source project on GitHub, and you are also welcome to try implementing your ideas. If you're not happy with any of the language translations, please let us know by making a GitHub pull request or opening an issue there.

Note that some of these ideas have been partly or completely implemented. Voters can now change their votes; it's possible to send ballots only to non-voters; and there is more protection against ballot stuffing. Some ideas are impossible to implement without weakening the privacy protections of the system, like seeing the list of people who voted.

Only the 10 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends in due course. The poll supervisor is Andrew Myers ( Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank.

 Choice Rank
Allow polls to be created with defined ranks and a custom default rank. (write-in)
Use "Additive" Ranked Ballot: counting the 1st choices & then is no-one has 50%, ADDING IN the next choices & so on till someone finally does. (write-in)
Allow user to manually switch language away from what browser preferences state. Some translations are impossible to understand.
In anonymous votes, optionally show which people voted already/not yet. This would allow poll supervisors to follow up with slow voters. (write-in)
Allow multiple questions per poll.
Support IRV elections.
Add support for STV multiple winner: Schulze, CPO, Meek, Warren.
Provide a link for the poll results on the "Poll Control" page.
Add an option to make the poll supervisor's e-Mail private. (write-in)
Be able to manually choose the language on the home page and the invitation email rather than automatically basing it on the user's browser preferences
Switch to "radio buttons" when poll has only two choices.
Add approval voting or contrast it with ranked choice on the inital page (write-in)
Allow polls that can be repeated (e.g., for daily restaurant choice).
Improve the user interface for voting.
Existing votes should rank new write-ins as "No opinion", not last place.
Support sending results by email through the system.
Allow supervisor to change public poll so it is publicized on home page or make that the default for public polls
Restrict to one rank per vote (no ties, so cannot select multiple candidates as #1)
Allow adding votes
Election supervisor-defined text field for the beginning of system mail subject line.
Make the "Only X will win" optional. In some cases we just need a ranked list. (write-in)
Automatic time-based closing of polls.
Support French (write-in)
Allow turning off any kind of verification and just let people vote multiple times (voter may be on the same network)
Provide the option not adding "(write-in)" to the name of write-in candidates. (write-in)
Allow long press to select as an alternative to shift-click (write-in)
Allow write-in entries to be case-sensitive.
Have a mandatory "non of the above" option. (write-in)
Show times with local timezone in election results.
Require a CAPTCHA for rank submissions and/or write-ins
Provide poll setting to determine tallying method in advance. (No ambiguity afterwards.) (write-in)
Add an option for private polls to be automatically closed when everyone has voted
Have Punjabi as a Language of Choice for Gurdwara Elections (write-in)
Implement single transferable vote (STV) (write-in) (write-in)
Allow voters to edit their vote after the fact (in case of accidents) (write-in)
allow supervisors to add categories for poll (politics, films, novels, etc.) and allow sorting of polls on home page by category
Eliminate ballot quantity limitations for test polls. Will allow for weighted ballots.
Option to reveal who has already voted without displaying what they voted for (write-in)
Support https- and GPG-encrypted mail.
Get rid of IP filtering for public polls, it stops two people from voting from behind the same NAT.
None of hyphen, en-dash, or em-dash worked for uploading files with no preference (write-in)
Allow option to only accept ballots with a strict complete ordering.
Support comparison with Simple Majority vote.
Allow null ranking, including the 'null choice' as a 'pseudo-candidate': a preference profile can look like A > ∅ > ∅ > B = C. (write-in)
Do nothing ranked below this
Poll option to have an acceptability threshold pseudo-choice.
Please add a possiblity in the email to mark that a poll is abusive/spam/fraud/harassing (write-in)
Allow the poll supervisor to edit features of the poll such as who can see the results.
Use Margin-Based methods as well as winning votes, as these are more fair methods. (write-in)
Limit the number of choice e.g., Select the top three candidates (write-in)
Allow a candidate to be removed after the election has been started.
Support Greek.
Make results universally verifiable.
Allow removal of poll results by the administrator after poll closes
Make the default "no opinion" instead of last place, when "no opinion" is an option. (write-in)
Single click to "resend emails to those who have not voted yet" (write-in)
Allow some form of voter signature.
Add the "Stable Voting" method. (write-in)
Update process for opt-in to private polls. New 4/21 rule unclear and too many steps for participants. (write-in)
Do not publish email in plain text.
Require a memory-hard proof of work for each ballot to avoid spam (write-in)
Support Range Voting.
Add secondary interface in which 1v1 face-offs can be used instead of ranking the options
Allow definition of pop-up descriptions for each poll choice
Make IP-based voting ("Already voted") optional, for multiple voters on the same network (write-in)
Option to show list of invited email addresses to voters, to prevent ballot stuffing.
Allow poll supervisors to require an authorized GPG signature for each ballot, from a list of fingerprints. (write-in)
Support Dutch (write-in)
In Condorcet-IRV, solve last place ties by counting 2nd last, etc.
Allow changing your vote before the vote closes.
Optimize web page for small/mobile screens.
Report raw Condorcet results without completion algorithms - Condorcet winners and groups of Smith/Schwartz sets
Allow the organiser to edit the poll before it is started.
Elections where individuals vote with a variable number of admin-specified shares.
Allow supervisors to send private keys personally.
Allow option to reveal list of people who voted, but without their ballots.
Make it clear during creation what can and can't be updated after poll is created (write-in)
tsc (write-in)
Allow customizing the polls presented after finishing a vote (write-in)
When adding a write-in, don't throw away my rankings so far.
Make current results visible even before a poll is closed, even for private polls.
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT addresses.
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms.
Support Japanese.
Support Norwegian.
Support Russian.
Allow voter to check and revise vote, until vote is closed.
Support SSL/TLS to protect against network adversaries (e.g., employers).
Allow candidates to decline involvement in election, with result calculated using the reduced list.
allow donations in Bitcoin (write-in)
Add STAR Voting Method (write-in)
Add option to re-send ballots ONLY to non-voters, to avoid spamming those who already voted.
Allow people to see how a poll is going before it closes.
Allow distributing ballots as individual QR codes (write-in) (write-in)
Allow users to see a list of polls they are able to vote in after first activation of their address (write-in)
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