Pirates Overwhelmingly Endorse AV
28th November 2010 15:22 | by Andrew Tindall
This week, members of Pirate Party UK have been voting on whether the party should officially endorse a 'Yes' vote in the May Referendum on changing the electoral system to AV.
Pirates across the country have overwhelmingly voted in favour of supporting AV, with over 90% of those voting expressing the desire to see us fight for reform this May. As a result, Pirate Party UK will now actively campaign for AV, and encourage its members to get involved in the fight for change, primarily through the Yes In May campaign.
Members can see the full results of the vote here: https://www.pirateparty.org.uk/vote/8/
A Note On Vote Records
We received enquiries from two members regarding the concluded votes (leadership and board), the results of which are still available however as some of you may have noticed these are currently showing Voted? as No for all members.
This is because the detailed vote records have since been removed, and only the anonymised ballot file and count remain, to ensure member privacy and anonymity. At present, with the result page still in place, it then shows Voted as No for everyone, where what we probably should do is move the result page to an archive list so it is still accessible as a matter of record with the ballots and the count.
If you requested a vote receipt, you can still match that against the count results then and be confident your vote was counted, if you did not request a vote receipt you cannot now perform any further verification or query with election administrators what was recorded then; on the other hand, your privacy and anonymity are increased because the detailed vote records have now been removed.