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On the Moderator Election, there are only three candidates on the election phase. Some time back, I gave my 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. Now I want to unselect the 3rd choice.

I was trying a lot but I didn't find a way to unselect the 3rd choice.

Please suggest how to do this.

  • Hmm - you can change your vote but not take it back. – ChrisF Sep 18 '12 at 10:36
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    @ChrisF: Oh no. So I should leave my choice as is. Since there are only 3 candidates on election phase. No other choice of changing the 3rd choice. – Siva Charan Sep 18 '12 at 10:53
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You could try changing your 2nd choice vote to be your 3rd choice.

Because you can only have one 3rd choice this will remove the vote from the original person. You'll then have cast two votes - your 1st and 3rd. Then change the vote on your real 2nd choice from 3 to 2.

So you start with:

  1. Person A - 1st choice
  2. Person B - 2nd choice
  3. Person C - 3rd choice

You don't want to vote for Person C at all. Change your vote for Person B from 2nd to 3rd. This gives you:

  1. Person A - 1st choice
  2. Person B - 3rd choice
  3. Person C - no vote

Change your vote for Person B back to 2nd. This gives you:

  1. Person A - 1st choice
  2. Person B - 2nd choice
  3. Person C - no vote

This should work.

In fact this works for removing your 2nd choice as well. Do the above and then change Person B to 1st and then Person A back to 1st. The only thing you can't do is remove all your votes this way. You have to end up with at least one vote cast.

  • heh, nifty trick. This indeed works – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 18 '12 at 11:04
  • Bingo... superb trick. I loved it. +1 for the superb answer. – Siva Charan Sep 18 '12 at 11:32

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