How Are the Votes Counted?
July 6, 0001 / July 21, 2017
On 19 July 2017, due to an overwhelming volume of questions, Lena De Winne, the CEO and Vice-President of NGO Asgardia held a Q&A session online. One of the hottest topics was how the votes are being counted.
"When one enters the website and registers, they are just a registered user," explained De Winne. "When one enters the voting page -- that person is counted as one who took part in the voting. And after that, even after one second, if that person leaves without voting, that is counted as 'no'. We have found that in the legislation of many countries, such a period for electronic voting is at least fifteen seconds. So once the voting is closed, the total number of people who have entered the page - but of course once, one registered user is counted once - is going to be published, after the 100,000th vote is achieved."
For the final number that will determine whether or not the Constitution is adopted, De Winne said: "It will be a proportion of the number of people who counted 'yes' to the number registered users who have entered the page and those who did not click 'yes', those are counted as those who voted 'no'".
De Winne emphasised that "only registered users are able to get as far as the voting. We count not based on the IP addresses, but on the registered addresses of the users. If somebody is registered as an Asgardian but enters as a registered Asgardian three times, that person is counted only once."
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