During the primary phase of SE elections the candidate pool is narrowed to 10 nominations based on a free-form up/down voting system much like answers. However the vote math system has some funky stuff that we'd probably be better off without like showing the vote tallies as:
floor ( upvotes - downvotes, 0 ) +/- your vote
Is that wackiness used only for display purposes to keep moral up or is the
floor(0) function also used in the math that will determine who gets eliminated? What happens in the event of a tie? How would a more vs. a less controversial candidate with the same score compare? Is
+8/-6 going to be the one to make the cut?