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Re: Multiple votes from Bill Wall

I agree it is irregular to be bending the rules during the vote but I believe in the sprit of trying to get it correct, we accept his vote.  I recognized immediately there was something wrong with the descriptions but did not understand if the descriptions were just put on the wrong selection or if the selections themselves were swapped.  I am comfortable with the explanation and in the end, it is his vote.

I propose we accept it.

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From: "Andy Balinsky (balinsky)" <balinsky@cisco.com>
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2013 5:44 PM
To: "Christey, Steven M." <coley@mitre.org>
Cc: "Wall, William (wwall)" <wwall@harris.com>, cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: Multiple votes from Bill Wall

While I realize that changing the rules during a vote is irregular, the original rule to me seemed to be without any purpose. If it had a purpose, it seems that a misunderstanding of the ballot should be a stronger purpose than whatever original purpose there was.

I can understand the purpose if you have >1 vote from different individuals in an org. Then the rule avoids having to litigate who is the legitimate rep for that org. But in the case of a misunderstanding, it seems an unnecessary restriction.

Maybe in the end, it will not matter, but if option B wins by 1 vote, based on a misunderstanding, I think the board will have to revisit the decision.

Just my thoughts.


On May 16, 2013, at 2:54 PM, "Christey, Steven M." <coley@mitre.org> wrote:

Today you sent two separate ballots to the Board list.  Your first ballot, which was valid, seemed to prefer Option B, but then 2 hours later, you sent a DIFFERENT ballot that switched to Option A, and you changed your reasons.
According to the voting rules, the first valid vote from a Board member is used and cannot be reversed:
8. No changes to a vote will be accepted; no reclama.
While these rules are pretty clear, it would be useful to be clear about what your real intention was, and why the switch occurred.
Thank you,

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