For each elected position, the FIRST entry on the list of
candidates should be similar to this:
[ ] I strongly object to being represented by any of the listed
candidates. I would like to nominate [ ] for this position.
If this entry wins most votes, the election must be repeated with
at least one new candidate added to the list. Voters
could optionally nominate persons they would like to see as
I think that dissatisfaction with available choices is the most
frequent reason for not voting. It is important to
measure this dissatisfaction. Providing a way to
express this dissatisfaction would motivate eligible voters to vote
when they otherwise do not have anyone to vote for.
This is usually known as the "None of the above" entry.
It is so important that it should come before other entries to make
it clear that the voter does not have to select from the
list. If this is the last entry, the voter may
reluctantly select from the list before becoming aware of the last
option. There is some evidence that the candidate
listed first has an advantage. This would eliminate
most of that advantage without any fancy technology to randomize
the order in which candidates are listed on the ballot.