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 (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
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.
Support Greek.
Support Dutch (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
Allow a candidate to be removed after the election has been started.
Allow write-in entries to be case-sensitive.
Allow the organiser to edit the poll before it is started.
Do not publish email in plain text.
Make IP-based voting ("Already voted") optional, for multiple voters on the same network (write-in)
Automatic time-based closing of polls.
Support Norwegian.
Add an option for private polls to be automatically closed when everyone has voted
Allow people to see how a poll is going before it closes.
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms.
In anonymous votes, optionally show which people voted already/not yet. This would allow poll supervisors to follow up with slow voters. (write-in)
Report raw Condorcet results without completion algorithms - Condorcet winners and groups of Smith/Schwartz sets
Support Russian.
Elections where individuals vote with a variable number of admin-specified shares.
Make it clear during creation what can and can't be updated after poll is created (write-in)
Require a memory-hard proof of work for each ballot to avoid spam (write-in)
Implement single transferable vote (STV) (write-in)
Add an option to make the poll supervisor's e-Mail private. (write-in)
Poll option to have an acceptability threshold pseudo-choice.
Allow option to only accept ballots with a strict complete ordering.
Allow adding votes
Add secondary interface in which 1v1 face-offs can be used instead of ranking the options
Option to show list of invited email addresses to voters, to prevent ballot stuffing.
Update process for opt-in to private polls. New 4/21 rule unclear and too many steps for participants. (write-in)
Allow polls that can be repeated (e.g., for daily restaurant choice).
Make the "Only X will win" optional. In some cases we just need a ranked list. (write-in)
allow supervisors to add categories for poll (politics, films, novels, etc.) and allow sorting of polls on home page by category
Allow candidates to decline involvement in election, with result calculated using the reduced list.
Allow definition of pop-up descriptions for each poll choice
See who has voted so far
Make results universally verifiable.
Allow user to manually switch language away from what browser preferences state. Some translations are impossible to understand.
Allow changing your vote before the vote closes.
Do nothing ranked below this
Make the default "no opinion" instead of last place, when "no opinion" is an option. (write-in)
Have a mandatory "non of the above" option. (write-in)
Support https- and GPG-encrypted mail.
Allow multiple questions per poll.
Allow turning off any kind of verification and just let people vote multiple times (voter may be on the same network)
Require a CAPTCHA for rank submissions and/or write-ins
When adding a write-in, don't throw away my rankings so far.
Allow the poll supervisor to edit features of the poll such as who can see the results.
Support sending results by email through the system.
Add STAR Voting Method (write-in)
Option to reveal who has already voted without displaying what they voted for (write-in)
Add option to re-send ballots ONLY to non-voters, to avoid spamming those who already voted.
Switch to "radio buttons" when poll has only two choices.
Allow voters to edit their vote after the fact (in case of accidents) (write-in)
Restrict to one rank per vote (no ties, so cannot select multiple candidates as #1)
Limit the number of choice e.g., Select the top three candidates (write-in)
Existing votes should rank new write-ins as "No opinion", not last place.
Provide a link for the poll results on the "Poll Control" page.
Add approval voting or contrast it with ranked choice on the inital page (write-in)
Make current results visible even before a poll is closed, even for private polls.
Add the "Stable Voting" method. (write-in)
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT addresses.
allow donations in Bitcoin (write-in)
Improve the user interface for voting.
Get rid of IP filtering for public polls, it stops two people from voting from behind the same NAT.
Support IRV elections.
Allow supervisor to change public poll so it is publicized on home page or make that the default for public polls
Allow option to reveal list of people who voted, but without their ballots.
Provide the option not adding "(write-in)" to the name of write-in candidates. (write-in)
Allow polls to be created with defined ranks and a custom default rank. (write-in)
Support Range Voting.
Show times with local timezone in election results.
Have Punjabi as a Language of Choice for Gurdwara Elections (write-in)
Allow removal of poll results by the administrator after poll closes
Support SSL/TLS to protect against network adversaries (e.g., employers).
Allow poll supervisors to require an authorized GPG signature for each ballot, from a list of fingerprints. (write-in)
Allow distributing ballots as individual QR codes (write-in)
Allow voter to check and revise vote, until vote is closed.
Allow supervisors to send private keys personally.
Support French (write-in)
Allow customizing the polls presented after finishing a vote (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)
Eliminate ballot quantity limitations for test polls. Will allow for weighted ballots.
Optimize web page for small/mobile screens.
Add support for STV multiple winner: Schulze, CPO, Meek, Warren.
Support Japanese.
Allow some form of voter signature.
Single click to "resend emails to those who have not voted yet" (write-in)
Election supervisor-defined text field for the beginning of system mail subject line.
Provide poll setting to determine tallying method in advance. (No ambiguity afterwards.) (write-in)
Support comparison with Simple Majority vote.
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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