Post by Kurt Roeckx Post by Stefano Zacchiroli Post by Kurt Roeckx
We're currently in the voting period, the discussion/campaigning
period is over. Can I please ask everybody to stop talking about
things related to the DPL election on this list.
I'm not sure I understand why. Since when it is _forbidden_ to discuss
outside the campaign period?
It was always my understanding that this was the case, and as far
as I know people have always stopped discussing after the
campaigning was over.
I think this is largely true, but it is not written into the constitution.
People's attitudes towards continued discussion on debian-vote during the
voting period are probably heavily influenced by their local laws about
campaign blackouts before elections in meatspace.
While discussion on debian-vote usually wraps up once voting starts, I don't
believe there's anything to be enforced here by the Secretary.
Post by Kurt Roeckx
I also want to compare this to other elections. As far as I know,
as long as voting booths are open there are no interviews with
politicians, they don't make things like exit polls available and
so on. They only get to persuade people before the booths open.
Right, this is not a universal physical law of elections, it's only a local
law in some localities :)
And I think the closest analogue to a Debian vote is a meatspace election
that allows early or by-mail voting. I think there's almost universally
some overlap between campaign periods and voting periods in those cases (but
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