Please rank the following ideas for improving the CIVS voting service. If you think an idea is bad, rank it below "do nothing ranked below this". You can also write in new ideas, but do check the list to see if your idea is already there. Your feedback is appreciated! CIVS is an open-source project on GitHub, and you are also welcome to try implementing your ideas. If you're not happy with any of the language translations, please let us know by making a GitHub pull request or opening an issue there.

Only the 10 favorite choices will win the poll.
The poll ends in due course. The poll supervisor is Andrew Myers ( Contact the poll supervisor if you need help.

Give each of the following choices a rank, where a smaller-numbered rank means that you prefer that choice more. For example, give your top choice the rank 1. Give choices the same rank if you have no preference between them. You do not have to use all the possible ranks. All choices initially have the lowest possible rank.

 Choice Rank
Do not publish email in plain text.
Implement single transferable vote (STV) (write-in)
Get rid of IP filtering for public polls, it stops two people from voting from behind the same NAT.
Show times with local timezone in election results.
Make the "Only X will win" optional. In some cases we just need a ranked list. (write-in)
Allow option to only accept ballots with a strict complete ordering.
Support French (write-in)
Switch to "radio buttons" when poll has only two choices.
Eliminate ballot quantity limitations for test polls. Will allow for weighted ballots.
Support Dutch (write-in)
Require a memory-hard proof of work for each ballot to avoid spam (write-in)
Add an option for private polls to be automatically closed when everyone has voted
Support Japanese.
See who has voted so far
Allow turning off any kind of verification and just let people vote multiple times (voter may be on the same network)
Allow user to manually switch language away from what browser preferences state. Some translations are impossible to understand.
Support https- and GPG-encrypted mail.
Support Norwegian.
Support sending results by email through the system.
Support Range Voting.
Allow multiple questions per poll.
Allow changing your vote before the vote closes.
Allow option to reveal list of people who voted, but without their ballots.
Do nothing ranked below this
Allow poll supervisors to require an authorized GPG signature for each ballot, from a list of fingerprints. (write-in)
Allow the organiser to edit the poll before it is started.
Allow voters to edit their vote after the fact (in case of accidents) (write-in)
Make it clear during creation what can and can't be updated after poll is created (write-in)
Allow voter to check and revise vote, until vote is closed.
Allow the poll supervisor to edit features of the poll such as who can see the results.
Make current results visible even before a poll is closed, even for private polls.
Allow polls to be created with defined ranks and a custom default rank. (write-in)
Support Russian.
Restrict to one rank per vote (no ties, so cannot select multiple candidates as #1)
Add support for STV multiple winner: Schulze, CPO, Meek, Warren.
Allow customizing the polls presented after finishing a vote (write-in)
Allow distributing ballots as individual QR codes (write-in)
Add approval voting or contrast it with ranked choice on the inital page (write-in)
allow supervisors to add categories for poll (politics, films, novels, etc.) and allow sorting of polls on home page by category
Be able to manually choose the language on the home page and the invitation email rather than automatically basing it on the user's browser preferences
Elections where individuals vote with a variable number of admin-specified shares.
In Condorcet-IRV, solve last place ties by counting 2nd last, etc.
Optimize web page for small/mobile screens.
Election supervisor-defined text field for the beginning of system mail subject line.
allow donations in Bitcoin (write-in)
Allow people to see how a poll is going before it closes.
Make IP-based voting ("Already voted") optional, for multiple voters on the same network (write-in)
Use "Additive" Ranked Ballot: counting the 1st choices & then is no-one has 50%, ADDING IN the next choices & so on till someone finally does. (write-in)
Support comparison with Simple Majority vote.
When adding a write-in, don't throw away my rankings so far.
Require a CAPTCHA for rank submissions and/or write-ins
Provide poll setting to determine tallying method in advance. (No ambiguity afterwards.) (write-in)
Allow polls that can be repeated (e.g., for daily restaurant choice).
Make the default "no opinion" instead of last place, when "no opinion" is an option. (write-in)
Support SSL/TLS to protect against network adversaries (e.g., employers).
Automatic time-based closing of polls.
Have a mandatory "non of the above" option. (write-in)
Have Punjabi as a Language of Choice for Gurdwara Elections (write-in)
Allow candidates to decline involvement in election, with result calculated using the reduced list.
Allow definition of pop-up descriptions for each poll choice
Option to show list of invited email addresses to voters, to prevent ballot stuffing.
Please add a possiblity in the email to mark that a poll is abusive/spam/fraud/harassing (write-in)
Existing votes should rank new write-ins as "No opinion", not last place.
Add secondary interface in which 1v1 face-offs can be used instead of ranking the options
Support IRV elections.
Allow write-in entries to be case-sensitive.
Allow a candidate to be removed after the election has been started.
Poll option to have an acceptability threshold pseudo-choice.
Provide a link for the poll results on the "Poll Control" page.
Tie votes to something other than IP address for those with NAT addresses.
Improve the user interface for voting.
Allow supervisors to send private keys personally.
Allow adding votes
In anonymous votes, optionally show which people voted already/not yet. This would allow poll supervisors to follow up with slow voters. (write-in)
Allow some form of voter signature.
Allow supervisor to change public poll so it is publicized on home page or make that the default for public polls
Support more Condorcet completion algorithms.
Update process for opt-in to private polls. New 4/21 rule unclear and too many steps for participants. (write-in)
Report raw Condorcet results without completion algorithms - Condorcet winners and groups of Smith/Schwartz sets
Add option to re-send ballots ONLY to non-voters, to avoid spamming those who already voted.
Provide the option not adding "(write-in)" to the name of write-in candidates. (write-in)
Make results universally verifiable.
Add an option to make the poll supervisor's e-Mail private. (write-in)
Support Greek.
Allow removal of poll results by the administrator after poll closes

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