Get Out the Vote

Just do what Benj said and vote, GOSH!

When we were low on nominees a week ago, you came through with flying colors, resulting in 15 great causes, many of which were new to me. In 18 short days, one of them will win Charitocracy’s first ever pot. But we need your help.

I don’t mean to sound the alarm bells again, but our latest “crisis” is too few distinguishing votes! 2 days from now, Charitocracy will narrow the causes eligible to win this month from 15 down to the top 10. Number of votes is the top criteria, and then ties are first broken by the number of voters. For example, a cause with 5 votes from 5 donors will be ranked behind a cause that receives 10 half-votes from 10 donors, rewarding  the cause with a broader base of support. Then if there’s still a tie, a cause with more likes will win.

The problem is, thanks to the urgency during this first month to nominate causes, we have many causes with a single vote — the vote automatically cast by the nominator — which cannot be changed until October. So we need a bunch of non-nominators to get in there and shake up the votes! Right now we have 5 causes that have nicely separated themselves from the pack, but we have no way of distinguishing the other 5 we need for the top 10.

If you’ve already nominated a cause this month, thank you, your work here is done until October. If you’ve already voted for causes nominated by others, you’re welcome to revote as often as you like, and even split your vote among up to 5 causes, but you’ve already helped select our top 10, so thank you, too! If you haven’t signed up yet, or you signed up but didn’t vote yet, we need your help! By the end of the day Wednesday we need to have enough votes that we can name the top 10 without there being a 10-way tie…

Only one cause wins Charitocracy, but we're all winners

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