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

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