For elections, the election phase page has a sidebar with the following wording (and the wording at issue is bolded):
In the election phase, 10 candidates advance to final community voting. Any community member with 150 reputation may vote in the election.
Each community member has 3 votes. Please cast your votes in order of preference, starting with the most desirable candidate first.
All candidates are displayed in random order.
Your votes are always private; only the aggregated tally will be made public.
When the election is complete, the ballot file will be freely downloadable from this page for the life of the site, and we will calculate the winners using OpenSTV with the Meek STV method.
The Meek STV voting method is relatively complex, especially for people who are unfamiliar with it. What is clear, though, is that it is misleading to combine the two concepts:
- Single Transferable Vote
- Each community member has 3 votes.
Should the sidebar be reworded, and if so, what to?