This poll has now finished. From the results it is clear that most voters are in favour of implementing the PSM in some form over some timescale. Looking long-term, this looks very promising for the implementation of the PSM.
That said, in accordance with my statements prior to poll completion, we’ll move forward on this issue in the following way. I think this path is a fair compromise given the circumstances surrounding this issue.
Because the expedited / emergency option did not reach 2/3rds consensus, we will not be implementing the PSM in the executive on Friday.
Instead, we will follow the next fastest option of implementation in a few weeks. In practice, this means that we will vote on the PSM in the last week of July*, having discussed it during the month.
There will be a chance to discuss the PSM in every governance and risk meeting between now and the end of July, starting this Thursday.
I kept track of potential sybil accounts voting in this poll. I think it is very unlikely that sybil-like behaviour affected the result, if indeed any was present at all. I don’t think that this remote possibility justifies invalidating the outcome.
Thank you all for voting, I’m looking forward to hearing from many of you in the governance and risk meetings over the next few weeks.
* It is always possible that a more serious emergency may require implementation before the end of July. That said, the bar for this is going to be quite high given that this has failed to pass as an emergency measure once already.