Costume-Con 22 Site Selection
Site Selection for Costume-Con 22 (2004) will take place at Costume-Con
19. There are two bids for CC22: Atlanta, Georgia and Salt Lake
City, Utah. Bid materials are available on the Costume-ConNections
web site. (www.Costume-Con.org/CClink/CC22.shtml)
Site selection is limited to Attending and Supporting members of Costume-Con 19. Ballots have been mailed to members in Progress Report 4.
How to Vote:
The ballot uses a modified form of the Alternative Vote system, sometimes known as the "Australian ballot." For those not familiar with the ballot process, the Australian ballot system is most used by the World Science Fiction Convention in their site selection process, on which the Costume-Con conference Site Selection process was originally based.
To vote: Make your choices in order of preference: "1" for your first choice, "2" for your second choice, etc. You are not required to rank all the options. Ballots marked in error with an "X" or checkmark instead of numbers will be considered as a "1" vote for the bid thus checked, and a "2" vote for no preference. Note that "None of the above" is not an abstention, but a vote that none of the nominees should be given the conference. When the ballots are counted, all the first-place choices will be tabulated. If no nominee has received half or more of the votes, the nominee with the fewest first-place votes will be eliminated, and its votes transferred to the nominees marked "2" on those ballots. This process of elimination will continue until one nominee receives half or more of the votes, at which point it becomes the winner (unless its votes are outnumbered by "None of the above").
A few tips:
- Please keep in mind that second and further preferences play no part in the voting unless and until your first choice has been eliminated. This is not a point system where many voters' second choice can overwhelm a few voters' first choice.
- Nevertheless, if your top choices are eliminated early, your lowest preference could be the tiebreaker between the remaining nominees.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the process.
Site Selection Commissioner, CC19;