[Council] voting procedures and Council membership
rob at cataclysm.cx
Thu May 1 17:44:56 CDT 2003
> 1. The current voting method (all Council members MUST vote) is
> overly strict. It would be perfectly acceptable for the Council
> to pass JEPs by a simple majority vote.
> 2. The "three strikes and you're out" rule that applies to votes of
> the JSF membership also applies to the Council. So a Council
> member who misses three votes in a row is subject to automatic
> termination as defined in Section 2.6 of the Bylaws.
> In votes of the general membership, there is a defined time period
> for voting (usually 10 to 14 days). In line with previous discussion
> on this topic, I would move that we institute the same policy within
> the Council -- from the date that voting begins, Council members have
> 14 days to vote. If a Council member does not vote, that fact is duly
> recorded and the member's vote defaults to 0 (neutral). If a Council
> member misses three votes in a row, that member may be removed from
> the Council (notice that Section 2.6 says "may", not "must"). I know
> that I was the one who argued most strenuously against such a policy
> in the past, but I have seen the error of my ways and now realize that
> such a policy is a good thing.
Agreed. The "may" is a good thing - means we can take unusual
circumstances into account.
> Further, it seems that section 2.5 also applies to the Council, which
> means that a Council member could be removed upon an affirmative vote
> of two-thirds of the Council. That is a radical step to take, but on
> my reading it is open to the Council to remove a Council member if
> that should ever become necessary.
Its a good fallback to have.
One question: If someone is removed during a term of the council (for
whatever reason), do we need to hold some sort of bi-election to fill
Robert Norris GPG: 1024D/FC18E6C2
Email+Jabber: rob at cataclysm.cx Web: http://cataclysm.cx/
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