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.

Only the 10 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends in due course. The poll supervisor is Andrew Myers (andru@cs.cornell.edu). 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 that can be repeated (e.g., for daily restaurant choice).
Make the default "no opinion" instead of last place, when "no opinion" is an option. (write-in)
Switch to "radio buttons" when poll has only two choices.
Allow a candidate to be removed after the election has been started.
Improve the user interface for voting.
Allow definition of pop-up descriptions for each poll choice
Automatic time-based closing of polls.
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms.
Show times with local timezone in election results.
Election supervisor-defined text field for the beginning of system mail subject line.
Support Range Voting.
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 the poll supervisor to edit features of the poll such as who can see the results.
Restrict to one rank per vote (no ties, so cannot select multiple candidates as #1)
Allow multiple questions per poll.
Get rid of IP filtering for public polls, it stops two people from voting from behind the same NAT.
Support Greek.
Provide poll setting to determine tallying method in advance. (No ambiguity afterwards.) (write-in)
Allow turning off any kind of verification and just let people vote multiple times (voter may be on the same network)
Elections where individuals vote with a variable number of admin-specified shares.
Allow poll supervisors to require an authorized GPG signature for each ballot, from a list of fingerprints. (write-in)
Make it clear during creation what can and can't be updated after poll is created (write-in)
Allow option to only accept ballots with a strict complete ordering.
Option to show list of invited email addresses to voters, to prevent ballot stuffing.
Support Japanese.
Allow distributing ballots as individual QR codes (write-in)
Eliminate ballot quantity limitations for test polls. Will allow for weighted ballots.
Add approval voting or contrast it with ranked choice on the inital page (write-in)
When adding a write-in, don't throw away my rankings so far.
Add an option to make the poll supervisor's e-Mail private. (write-in)
Support French (write-in)
Optimize web page for small/mobile screens.
Allow customizing the polls presented after finishing a vote (write-in)
Allow supervisor to change public poll so it is publicized on home page or make that the default for public polls
Make IP-based voting ("Already voted") optional, for multiple voters on the same network (write-in)
Support Dutch (write-in)
Allow adding votes
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT addresses.
Allow some form of voter signature.
Support comparison with Simple Majority vote.
Provide the option not adding "(write-in)" to the name of write-in candidates. (write-in)
Have a mandatory "non of the above" option. (write-in)
Support sending results by email through the system.
allow supervisors to add categories for poll (politics, films, novels, etc.) and allow sorting of polls on home page by category
Allow removal of poll results by the administrator after poll closes
Have Punjabi as a Language of Choice for Gurdwara Elections (write-in)
Support Russian.
Allow polls to be created with defined ranks and a custom default rank. (write-in)
Allow candidates to decline involvement in election, with result calculated using the reduced list.
See who has voted so far
Add an option for private polls to be automatically closed when everyone has voted
Add support for STV multiple winner: Schulze, CPO, Meek, Warren.
Poll option to have an acceptability threshold pseudo-choice.
Support SSL/TLS to protect against network adversaries (e.g., employers).
Make results universally verifiable.
Do nothing ranked below this
Allow the organiser to edit the poll before it is started.
Report raw Condorcet results without completion algorithms - Condorcet winners and groups of Smith/Schwartz sets
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
Make the "Only X will win" optional. In some cases we just need a ranked list. (write-in)
Allow voter to check and revise vote, until vote is closed.
Implement single transferable vote (STV) (write-in)
Existing votes should rank new write-ins as "No opinion", not last place.
Allow people to see how a poll is going before it closes.
Allow changing your vote before the vote closes.
Require a CAPTCHA for rank submissions and/or write-ins
Add secondary interface in which 1v1 face-offs can be used instead of ranking the options
Allow user to manually switch language away from what browser preferences state. Some translations are impossible to understand.
Make current results visible even before a poll is closed, even for private polls.
Add option to re-send ballots ONLY to non-voters, to avoid spamming those who already voted.
Allow supervisors to send private keys personally.
Support Norwegian.
Require a memory-hard proof of work for each ballot to avoid spam (write-in)
Support IRV elections.
Allow option to reveal list of people who voted, but without their ballots.
Provide a link for the poll results on the "Poll Control" page.
Support https- and GPG-encrypted mail.
allow donations in Bitcoin (write-in)
Please add a possiblity in the email to mark that a poll is abusive/spam/fraud/harassing (write-in)
In Condorcet-IRV, solve last place ties by counting 2nd last, etc.
Allow write-in entries to be case-sensitive.
In anonymous votes, optionally show which people voted already/not yet. This would allow poll supervisors to follow up with slow voters. (write-in)
Do not publish email in plain text.




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