February 10th, 2014

Business Meeting

The Right to Abstain

Yesterday, in my proposal to subject all Hugo Award categories to periodic re-ratification, I made a point of saying that when such proposals are submitted to the members (including the non-attending WSFS members), there is no minimum vote requirement. To be ratified, you simply have to get more yes votes than no votes. At least one person appears to be troubled by this and suggests a minimum number of votes be required. Here's why I object to all such requirements:

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