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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul , 2005 8:04 am 
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How to Calculate a Quorum

It is the Mayor's job to calculate the quorum required to validate a vote each time a Binding Vote or Ratification Vote is held. Base numbers for calculations will be obtained from the Rangers. This post explains how the quorum is calculated, and the second post provides the data used in the calculation.

Our quorum for any given vote is calculated from a moving average of the percentage of members who voted in the last seven elections, with an adjustment for variations around that average.

In the second post you will find, for each of the last seven votes, the number of members who had been active during the 60 days prior to the vote, the number of members who voted, and the number of voting members expressed as a percentage of the number of active members.

(1) From the percentage column, take the last seven entries, add them together and divide the sum by 7. This gives you the average.

(2) From the average calculated in (1), subtract 5%. This allows for normal variation.

(3) Obtain from the Rangers the number of members active during the last 60 days. Subtract from this the number of registered RP characters.

(4) Take that number of active members calculated in (3) and multiply it by the percentage you obtained in (2). This is the number of votes you need for a quorum in this vote.

The number of voters needed for a quorum must be posted in the thread where the vote is taking place.

Last updated by TheEllipticalDisillusion at 11:58 AM on 8-12-05

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul , 2005 8:21 am 
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Data for Calculating the Quorum.1

Votes (1), (2), (3) were ratification votes begun on July 25, 2005.
Votes (4), (5), (6), (7) were ratification votes begun on July 29, 2005.

............................ (1) .... (2) .... (3) .... (4) .... (5) .... (6) .... (7)
Active Members
(past 60 days, less
active RP chars.) .. 210 ... 210 ... 210 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214

Voting Members .. 56 ... 53 ... 53 ... 43 ... 42 ... 43 ... 43

Percentage .. 26.7%...25.2%...20.1%...19.6%... 20.1%...20.1%...20.1%

Moving Average: 22.47%

Moving Average less 5%: 17.47%

When you use this data to calculate the next Binding Vote or Ratification Vote, please record the following data here:

The Vote: Binding Vote: new vote on old issue

The quorum that you calculated for this vote ... 41 voters
The number of active members used for this calculation ... 230 members*
The number of members who voted in this vote ... 41
The corresponding percentage of active members who voted ... 17.83%

*Registered screen names (267)
minus screen names not active in last 60 days (32)
minus RP characters active in last 60 days (3)
minus Administrator and Mayor (2)
= 230


Start the next post in this thread.
First copy the data shown at the top of this post. Then delete the data for vote (1). Use the data from votes (2) through (7) as the new data for votes (1) through (6) in the next post. Use the data you have just calculated as the new data for vote (7) in the next post.

Please show what each of the votes was for and the date the vote was begun, as shown above, for record-keeping purposes.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Aug , 2005 12:44 am 
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Data for Calculating the Quorum.2

Votes (1), (2) were ratification votes begun on July 25, 2005.
Votes (3), (4), (5), (6) were ratification votes begun on July 29, 2005
Vote (7) was a Binding Vote begun on August 12, 2005

............................ (1) .... (2) .... (3) .... (4) .... (5) .... (6) .... (7)
Active Members
(past 60 days, less
active RP chars.) .. 210 ... 210 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214 ... 230

Voting Members .. 53 ... 53 ... 43 ... 42 ... 43 ... 43 ... 41

Percentage .. 25.2%...20.1%...19.6%... 20.1%...20.1%...20.1% ... 17.8%

Moving Average: 20.4%

Moving Average less 5%: 15.4%

When you use this data to calculate the next Binding Vote or Ratification Vote, please record the following data here:

The Vote: ToE Amendment

The quorum that you calculated for this vote ... 33
The number of active members used for this calculation ... 213
The number of members who voted in this vote ... 59
The corresponding percentage of active members who voted ... 27.7%

*Registered screen names (288)
minus screen names not active in last 60 days (70)
minus RP characters active in last 60 days (3)
minus Administrator and Mayor (2)
= 213


Start the next post in this thread.
First copy the data shown at the top of this post. Then delete the data for vote (1). Use the data from votes (2) through (7) as the new data for votes (1) through (6) in the next post. Use the data you have just calculated as the new data for vote (7) in the next post.

Please show what each of the votes was for and the date the vote was begun, as shown above, for record-keeping purposes.

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Oct , 2005 2:11 am 
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Data for Calculating the Quorum.3

Votes (1) was a ratification vote begun on July 25, 2005.
Votes (2), (3), (4), (5) were ratification votes begun on July 29, 2005
Vote (6) was a Binding Vote begun on August 12, 2005
Vote (7) was a charter amendment begun on October 15, 2005

............................ (1) .... (2) .... (3) .... (4) .... (5) .... (6) .... (7)
Active Members
(past 60 days, less
active RP chars.) .. 210 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214 ... 214 ... 230 ... 213

Voting Members .. 53 ... 43 ... 42 ... 43 ... 43 ... 41 ... 59

Percentage .. 20.1%...19.6%...20.1%... 20.1%...20.1%...17.8%...27.7%

Moving Average: 20.8%

Moving Average less 5%: 15.8%

When you use this data to calculate the next Binding Vote or Ratification Vote, please record the following data here:

The Vote:

The quorum that you calculated for this vote (33)
The number of active members used for this calculation (211)
The number of members who voted in this vote ...
The corresponding percentage of active members who voted ...

*Registered screen names (309)
minus screen names not active in last 60 days (89)
minus RP characters active in last 60 days (7)
minus Administrator and Mayor (2)
= 211


Start the next post in this thread.
First copy the data shown at the top of this post. Then delete the data for vote (1). Use the data from votes (2) through (7) as the new data for votes (1) through (6) in the next post. Use the data you have just calculated as the new data for vote (7) in the next post.

Please show what each of the votes was for and the date the vote was begun, as shown above, for record-keeping purposes.

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