[maemo-community] Election process referendum

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Sat Jan 24 15:36:26 EET 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> We can run a referendum election for changes to theh voting procedure
> pretty quickly, and as was pointed out already, we should probably get a
> move-on.

Assuming the three options I outlined ("No change", "STV" and
"Neither") have consensus, or aren't argued with, by Sunday, 1st
February 2009 then we
enact the referendum to start then and run for 1 month. This gives us
over a week for debate.

Ryan - as chair - has yet to announce the date of the next election,
but this should then leave time to get the software setup for the vote
assuming it's around mid-March. Campaigning and calls for candidates
could go out during the referendum period.

> Once the people have spoken, we'll figure out the technical details of
> actually running the election. I would really like us to use single
> transferrable vote, which is easy to understand as a voter, and easy to
> understand when checking the results.

How much time will we need to get the software setup for STV according
to the wiki proposal and the Wikipedia page? It could occur ahead of
the results, if we make the (dangerous?) assumption that our preferred
option will wimn.



Andrew Flegg -- mailto:andrew at bleb.org  |  http://www.bleb.org/
Maemo Community Council member

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