Dhanapalan writes about the small number of voters for Linux Australia elections . I guess that blacklist-voting is partly to blame for my inactivity in this regard. Linux Australia is running pretty well so I don’t think there’s a great need for me to go out of my way to vote.
One thing that could be done given that LCA is an LA event is to give a voting session keynote status at LCA. Have it happen just after a keynote speech and have some prize given away to a random person who attends – the free laptops that were given away one year are not required, a free lunch voucher would be more than enough to increase the attendance.
A final factor that needs to be considered is the number of elections that we may vote in. I vote in Australian elections (state and federal), Debian votes (General Resolutions and DPL elections), and sometimes my local LUG. The amount of attention that I can focus on political issues is limited and divided with other elections that are more important.