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Like Anne, I tried to vote for Ken Graham but I'm not sure if my vote has been counted. He only has 6 x votes which surprises me.

I did not want to vote for any of the other candidates so have not attempted to click and drag their names anywhere.

How do we know if we have successfully cast a vote?

  • Can you tell me how you thought you'd voted? I know for sure I have been unable to vote, but you think you managed it.
    – Anne
    Oct 30, 2021 at 11:52
  • Well, I thought a message popped up saying my vote had been counted (this was a couple of days ago) but since then, what appears on the screen in the box where I voted for Ken Graham remains static. It would be a shame if votes are not being counted.
    – Lesley
    Oct 30, 2021 at 11:57
  • But how did you click a 'vote' link? Where is the link to actually vote?
    – Anne
    Oct 30, 2021 at 11:58
  • On the right hand side of the Election Page (showing all the candidates and their comments) is a box which says: Your ballot. I honestly can't remember what I did to select Ken Graham - I'm a bit of an I.T. dunce.
    – Lesley
    Oct 30, 2021 at 12:06
  • The page I went to is this one: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/election
    – Lesley
    Oct 30, 2021 at 12:07
  • That's exactly the same one I went to, but got nowhere trying to find out who the other 6 nominees were, let alone how to vote for one of them!
    – Anne
    Oct 30, 2021 at 12:09
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    Check out Curious Dannaii's answer to Nigel J's question: hermeneutics.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3836/…
    – Lesley
    Oct 30, 2021 at 21:10
  • @Lesley There shouldn't be any indication on which candidate receives how many votes before the election is over. How do you know that Ken has only 6 votes? Nov 1, 2021 at 16:18
  • @GratefulDisciple - Ah, my misunderstanding. I saw the 6/40 score (and 5/40, 8/40 etc) by each candidate and thought that meant so-and-so had got 6 out of a total of 40 votes. Just me being dense.....
    – Lesley
    Nov 1, 2021 at 16:24
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    @Lesley Ah... it makes sense now. :-) Happy voting. Nov 1, 2021 at 16:42

I'm trying to vote for Ken Graham but can find no way of doing that. I can't click and drag apart from getting his name in to the deselect box! I can't click anywhere to actually vote for him! There are supposed to be more than the 4 nominations that appear, but I cannot get beyond that to find out who the other 6 are. I'm wasting a lot of time trying to vote and failing.

How do I actually vote for this one candidate I want to vote for?

2 Days Later - Success! Thank you for that link to curiousdannii's answer to Nigel, Lesley. That worked. But I still don't know who the other 6 candidates are. If there are another 6, could someone tell me how to see a list of their nomination answers?

  • No, there were only 4 nominations. If there had been more than 10 nominations there would have been an extra primary stage to cut down the list to 10, but as there were only 4 we went straight to the election.
    – curiousdannii Mod
    Oct 31, 2021 at 22:30

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