Claudius Decimus stands up and yells to the Senate
I therefore retreat to my position and humbly await what our Senators have to say. And what will be the final will of the Res Publica.Senators, Romans, listen to my words! It is true that I have been elected just recently, but I'm dismayed at watching the seemingly precarious way our votes as Senators and Romans are casted away.
While the rest of the Romani uses polls to give their votes on serious issues, the Res Publica still sticks to a stone age Usenet solution of allowing most users to decide their votes through their posts and not through the safe use of polls, carefully managed with security options to avoid fraud, manipulation, and to register ever single vote we give. While we are still a small group, this won't last forever, noble Senators! I feel that a new solution has to be proposed, and this includes the broader use of forum polls instead of relying just on posts.
Senators, I have two innovative ideas in my mind. The first is to model this according to the Cvria of the People of TWC, and make a separate forum for votes on laws and issues of the Republic. Everyone will be allowed to vote, and votes will be made public so there won't be a need to confirm any position by posting.
For this, Senators, we will need the official approval of TWC, but then as we already have this forum, it won't be hard to create a new subforum for both for closed and current issues to vote. I agree all polls should be open except in special cases, so that votes can be counted and votes by unregistered people be ignored. And multiple choice polls could also come according to the details of the issue to be voted.
The second is, of course, ehrm... I forgot about it. Joke, Senators! All my ideas were expressed!
Edit - To further clarify my position, I'm stating that all official votes should be cast in poll threads. There are already elections being conducted in such fashion, but I feel they're just a portion, not the whole of Senatorial decisions. This is not an official measure proposition, but a technical suggestion.