[Members] number of Board / Council numbers

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Sep 17 18:23:56 CDT 2008

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Some years ago, we limited the number of Council members to 5, so in 
> Council elections only the top 5 vote-getters are elected. However, this 
> is not reflected in the Bylaws.
> It's unclear even to me if we similarly restricted to Board to 3 
> members. I thought we had, but I haven't yet found explicit evidence of 
> that in the list archives. If we did, the top 3 vote-getters will be 
> elected. If not, then any candidate receiving more than 50% of the vote 
> will be elected. IMHO that could be confusing -- what if we have 20 
> people run for Board and they all receive 50% of the vote?
> I will do some further research about this and post links so we can get 
> this clarified.

Sorry, I haven't had a chance to do this yet. I suggest that we put this 
on the agenda for the meeting in which we vote on accepting new and 
returning members for Q3 2008 (i.e., probably sometime in late October).


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