As mentioned in the announcement post a few weeks ago, one work item we hadn’t implemented was shuffling candidate display order in the case of ties. The fact that the scores were tied has always been shown, but the sequence in which they were displayed was not shuffled.
Alignvote is now shuffling candidate display order at score calculation time in the case of pure ties. In addition, I’ve gone back through the logs and run a process to shuffle ties.
So participating candidates may notice a change in their placement-rating counts, as those who benefited from predictably sorting first (simply via a database artifact) will now have those equitably spread.