PEP 8001: Public or Private Ballots?

I quite like the idea of combining an official binding secret ballot on CIVS (with ranked ordering), and a dynamic straw poll of “most preferred proposal” on Discourse to help stimulate discussion and to let folks that choose to do so publicly state their preferred governance option.

For discussion purposes, vote splitting doesn’t matter much (it just shows up as a cluster of similar proposals getting chosen in the straw poll), and anyone reviewing the poll’s predictive power after the fact would compare it to the first preferences on the final ballots rather than the full ranked orderings.