Re: SPL election
Chaplain Morrison (aettch@EMAIL.GRAFENWOEHR.ARMY.MIL)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 15:53:46 -0400
It is best that the person elected has support of a majority of the voters.
One way to make this happen is to have runoff elections until one candidate
gets a majority of the votes.
In the first ballot Billy gets 6, Jim gets 4, Tom gets 3 and Bob gets 2 votes.
No one has a majority.
In the second ballot Bob's candidacy is lost. Billy gets 7, Jim gets 5 and
Tom gets 3. This still is not a majority for any candidate.
In the third ballaot Tom's candidacy is lost. Billy gets 9 and Jim gets 6.
Billy is the clear winner. Most of the troop members supported Billy in the
end and are more likely to follow the leader whom they elected. All had a
chance to vote. The majority rules.
This is the way local party primaries often work. The democratic process is
what we are trying to teach in this exercise. I think this should work well
in troop elections also.
TCC, Troop 261
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City