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
Make results universally verifiable.
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. (write-in)
Allow multiple questions per poll.
Require a memory-hard proof of work for each ballot to avoid spam (write-in)
Allow some form of voter signature.
Add an option to make the poll supervisor's e-Mail private. (write-in)
Support Range Voting.
Provide the option not adding "(write-in)" to the name of write-in candidates. (write-in)
Provide poll setting to determine tallying method in advance. (No ambiguity afterwards.) (write-in)
Add option to re-send ballots ONLY to non-voters, to avoid spamming those who already voted.
Please add a possiblity in the email to mark that a poll is abusive/spam/fraud/harassing (write-in)
Allow turning off any kind of verification and just let people vote multiple times (voter may be on the same network)
Add the "Stable Voting" method. (write-in)
Allow polls to be created with defined ranks and a custom default rank. (write-in)
Have Punjabi as a Language of Choice for Gurdwara Elections (write-in)
Option to reveal who has already voted without displaying what they voted for (write-in)
Provide a link for the poll results on the "Poll Control" page.
In anonymous votes, optionally show which people voted already/not yet. This would allow poll supervisors to follow up with slow voters. (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)
Automatic time-based closing of polls.
Poll option to have an acceptability threshold pseudo-choice.
Allow users to see a list of polls they are able to vote in after first activation of their address (write-in)
Make the default "no opinion" instead of last place, when "no opinion" is an option. (write-in)
Option to show list of invited email addresses to voters, to prevent ballot stuffing.
Allow user to manually switch language away from what browser preferences state. Some translations are impossible to understand.
Optimize web page for small/mobile screens.
Allow polls that can be repeated (e.g., for daily restaurant choice).
Eliminate ballot quantity limitations for test polls. Will allow for weighted ballots.
Make IP-based voting ("Already voted") optional, for multiple voters on the same network (write-in)
Support Japanese.
allow supervisors to add categories for poll (politics, films, novels, etc.) and allow sorting of polls on home page by category
Restrict to one rank per vote (no ties, so cannot select multiple candidates as #1)
Support Dutch (write-in)
Make it clear during creation what can and can't be updated after poll is created (write-in)
Support comparison with Simple Majority vote.
Allow a candidate to be removed after the election has been started.
Support Greek.
Improve the user interface for voting.
Support French (write-in)
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT addresses.
In Condorcet-IRV, solve last place ties by counting 2nd last, etc.
Do nothing ranked below this
Allow definition of pop-up descriptions for each poll choice
Allow distributing ballots as individual QR codes (write-in)
Get rid of IP filtering for public polls, it stops two people from voting from behind the same NAT.
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
Support Norwegian.
Allow poll supervisors to require an authorized GPG signature for each ballot, from a list of fingerprints. (write-in)
Add STAR Voting Method (write-in)
Existing votes should rank new write-ins as "No opinion", not last place.
allow donations in Bitcoin (write-in)
Allow option to only accept ballots with a strict complete ordering.
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms.
Allow supervisors to send private keys personally.
Limit the number of choice e.g., Select the top three candidates (write-in)
Require a CAPTCHA for rank submissions and/or write-ins
Allow voters to edit their vote after the fact (in case of accidents) (write-in)
Support SSL/TLS to protect against network adversaries (e.g., employers).
Allow supervisor to change public poll so it is publicized on home page or make that the default for public polls
Single click to "resend emails to those who have not voted yet" (write-in)
Add support for STV multiple winner: Schulze, CPO, Meek, Warren.
Add approval voting or contrast it with ranked choice on the inital page (write-in)
Add secondary interface in which 1v1 face-offs can be used instead of ranking the options
Allow changing your vote before the vote closes.
Switch to "radio buttons" when poll has only two choices.
Make the "Only X will win" optional. In some cases we just need a ranked list. (write-in)
Allow people to see how a poll is going before it closes.
Do not publish email in plain text.
Allow removal of poll results by the administrator after poll closes
Implement single transferable vote (STV) (write-in)
Elections where individuals vote with a variable number of admin-specified shares.
Allow adding votes
Support IRV elections.
Support https- and GPG-encrypted mail.
Support Russian.
Make current results visible even before a poll is closed, even for private polls.
Allow voter to check and revise vote, until vote is closed.
Election supervisor-defined text field for the beginning of system mail subject line.
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 option to reveal list of people who voted, but without their ballots.
Have a mandatory "non of the above" option. (write-in)
Allow customizing the polls presented after finishing a vote (write-in)
See who has voted so far
Allow candidates to decline involvement in election, with result calculated using the reduced list.
Update process for opt-in to private polls. New 4/21 rule unclear and too many steps for participants. (write-in)
Add an option for private polls to be automatically closed when everyone has voted
Allow write-in entries to be case-sensitive.
When adding a write-in, don't throw away my rankings so far.
Show times with local timezone in election results.
Use Margin-Based methods as well as winning votes, as these are more fair methods. (write-in)

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