The recent ZCAP advisory poll was conducted using choose-only-one voting, and produced this curious result for the question as to what should be prioritized next for Zcash protocol feature development:
None of the options presented received a majority of support, and the “third-place” result for “what to do first” ended up as the first-place result for “what to do second”? This isn’t a sensible outcome, and it’s the consequence of using a broken voting system - simply put, plurality-winner voting DOES NOT WORK for any election where there are more than two options.
Furthermore, “None Of The Above” (a vote of no confidence in any of the proposed options) was not included, making it impossible for community members who disagreed with the suggested priorities to voice their opinions.
I propose the following: that in all future ZCAP polls where more than two options are available for a single question, that polls use STAR voting (Score-Then-Automatic-Runoff, see http://starvoting.us or http://equal.vote for details on how this works) so that we can obtain a true majoritarian result, and that “None Of The Above” be included as an option in every poll presented to the ZCAP.