[Foundation] 2002 Election Schedule - Revised

Ryan Eatmon reatmon at jabber.org
Tue Apr 9 21:27:56 CDT 2002

I'd say it's immediate.  But that's just my opinion.

David Waite wrote:

> two questions:
> 1. when does the newly elected council take over responsibilities? Is 
> it immediate?
> 2. if it is not immediate, is it possible to have the vote a few weeks 
> earlier, rather than moving the changeover date back further.
> -David Waite
> Ryan Eatmon wrote:
>> My fellow JSF Members,
>>  It is time to elect the Jabber Council members for 2002-2003.  The
>> elections are going to be held on August 20th.  While this is four
>> months away, we want to make sure we start early enough to give the
>> candidates enough time to prepare, and for you to get to know the
>> candidates and find out more about them.  Find out where they stand on
>> issues and where they've been working in the Jabber Community.
>>  We are going to be doing things a little differently this year.  We
>> want to model this after the Debian DPL elections.  Instead of just
>> having a mad rush to be on the Council, we want to make sure that the
>> people you want on the Council, get on.
>>  We are going to start off by allowing you to nominate fellow members
>> (excluding yourself) to get a feel for who you want to be on there.
>> From that list we will cull out the uninterested partied, pick the top
>> 14 winning names, and that will become the Candidate list for this
>> election.
>>  The Candidates will then have the chance to publish their platforms,
>> and give you a chance to get to know them better.  Following that we
>> will host a debate where more in-depth questions from the membership
>> will be posed to each candidate and each will be given a chance to
>> respond.  Following the debate, we will have a two week window for you
>> to reflect and ask the candidates any other questions you might have,
>> and the elections will occur on August 20th.
>> Here is the timeline and description of each step:
>> June 24-July 3: Nomination Period
>>  - Members may nominate any of the members they choose
>>    to *EXCEPT* for themselves.
>>  - Each member can nominate 3 other members for the Council.
>>  - Members may make it known that they are interested in being
>>    nominated, or they do not wish to be nominated.
>>  - The top 14 willing nominees will be notified that they are
>>    candidates.
>> July 8-14: Candidate Platform Preparation
>>  - Candidates will be given a week to prepare their platform.
>>  - The platform is a background about yourself, your positions
>>    on issues, what you want to accomplish by being a Council
>>    member, etc...
>> July 15-31: Member Research
>>  - Members should read over the platforms and think of more in
>>    depth questions they would like to have answered.
>>  - All questions go to the debate coordinator to be announced
>>    by May 10.
>> August 1: Debate
>>  - The debate coordinator will pick the best questions, and
>>    host the debate.
>> August 13-19: Absentee/Early Voting
>>  - The results of this are not going to be available until all
>>    of the votes are tallied on the 20th.
>> August 20: Official Voting for new Council
>>  - Each member can cast their votes for the people they want
>>    on the Council.  Top nine scores win.
>>  - Results of the vote will only be available after the polls
>>    are closed, no real-time results.
>> Note: All dates are in American Central Time.
>> That's it.  We are looking forward to this election.  Let's all work to
>> make it a good one.
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