Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Re: Fall OCT Election Results
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.