Upcoming elections: process, instructions and timeline
We are about to have the first-ever elections in the Squeak
community. (Sweet!) This is a long email; I want to make
sure that the steps and timing for
the voting process are clearly explained.
Here's the process we'll follow:
i) Voters from the 'squeak-dev' community must register on SqP and get
ranked as Apprentice or higher by 2/17 midnight UTC (if you're not
ranked at least Apprentice, contact other SqP folks and ask them to
ii) We will contact the Squeak stakeholder organisations listed at <a href="http://swiki.krampe.se/castaways/9" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://swiki.krampe.se/castaways/9
and asked to pass over
email addresses of any voters they wish to include in the
election. Each organization has until 2/17 midnight UTC to
provide their list.
iii) Candidates who are willing to stand and meet the criteria described at
<a href="http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/53.html" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://people.squeakfoundation.org/article/53.html must announce their
candidacy by 2/17 midnight UTC (ideally, with someone to second them).
The current list of candidates is:
Cees de Groot
iv) The lists of email addresses from i) and ii) will be combined into a list of voters
v) I will create a private election on the CIVS web application
(<a href="http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html" target="_blank" onclick="return top.js.OpenExtLink(window,event,this)">http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html) using the voter list from
iv) and the candidate list from iii). The election will be run
using Condorcet voting with
the CIVS Ranked Pairs completion rule. The election will run from February 20th through Febuary 23rd.
vi) The CIVS application will send each voter an e-mail informing them
that the election is open, reminding them of the date when the election
will end, and giving them a URL where they can rank their choices.
vii) I will email an announcement that the election has started to squeak-dev and all stakeholder lists.
viii) At midnight 2/23 UTC, the vote will be closed.
ix) I will send an email declaring the result to squeak-dev and all stakeholder lists, and will ask for feedback.
This puts the election a week after the current Board has stepped
down. This is due **only** to my negligence as Election Team
leader. I have not put in the time needed to get the election
done before the current Board steps on 2/16.
Here's the timeline in compact form:
2/10-2/17 sign up by voters; list-gathering by admins; last chance for additional candidates (ends midnight 2/17 UTC)
2/18-2/19 set up CIVS for election (ends midnight 2/19 UTC)
2/20-2/23 vote (ends midnight 2/23 UTC)