Voting procedures

Marla Chodak (
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 15:34:19 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)


Here's a research job for you: the Faculty of Arts Governance Committee
is looking at Faculty Council voting procedures and is interested in
exploring the possibility of some form of electronic voting. Could you
check into whether it is possible to do this in a way which would be both
secure and anonymous. That is, we would have to be able to get the
electronic ballot out to people who are eligible to vote, and then allow
them to respond in a way which would ensure that only those entitled to
vote could do so and that each person could vote only once, but that their
vote would be recorded anonymously (so we couldn't, for instance, simply
use the e-mail distribution list you are setting up and just have them
respond). If it is technically possible, but the cost is prohibitive,
we would need to know that too, so your research should include the
cost factor.

Our next meeting is likely to be on Friday, January 23, but if you could
get some information back to us before that, it would be much appreciated.
Give me a call if this question isn't clear. Thanks.

Marla Chodak
Office of the Vice-President (Academic Affairs)
Room S935 Ross Building
York University
Phone: 416-736-2100; ext. 44505; FAX: 416-736-5876