Forum OpenACS Q&A: Fall OCT Election Results
Victor Manual Guerra Moran
Congratulations to those elected, and thank you to everyone who participated in the election. Details of the election are at https://openacs.org/oct-election/election?election%5fid=3
[edited by Dave Bauer to reflect correct 12 month term of OCT members.]
Here are the lists of eligible voters from both elections
I think we need to encourage this. We are getting more new people who are using OpenACS as part of thier jobs. I think we should try for each election to have a page explaining what the OCT is and a bio/statement of the candidates experience and afflications.
I had intended to look at the various candidates posting histories, but by the time I had a few spare minutes to do so, the election was over.
We have the nomination period. After the nomination period all nominated members have a one week period in which to withdraw *or* write a statement why they'd like to be a member of the OCT and what their main goals are for their term.
After this one week period, an email is send to all elligable voters with the statements attached and a "please vote now" message. A reminder e-mail should be send out three days before the end of the election to all those who did not vote yet.
Each nominated candidate must either decline or accept by writing some sort of campaign statement. If any candiate does not write a statement by the deadline, he is automatically considered to have declined the nomination. There are no rules at all regarding the content of the statement, but it has to be something. A candidate may post his campaign statement any time between the beginning of nominations and the decline/accept deadline.
Why? Mostly because, in conjunction with Malte's proposal above, this should make the OCT elections and governance clearer and more visible, especially to new and potential members of the OpenACS community.