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On 04-06-2012 05:42, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> Dear Gentoo Community,
> Nominations for the Gentoo Council 2012/2013 are now open for the
> next two weeks (until 23:59 UTC, 17/06/2012).
> All nominations must be sent to the gentoo-project mailing list. If
> you were nominated and want to run, you have to accept your
> nomination on the same mailing list.
> Here are the rules:
> * Council elections generally happen once a year * The council is
> composed of seven elected members * Nominations are allowed from
> June 4th 00H00 UTC to June 17th 23H59 UTC * Only Gentoo developers
> may be nominated * Anyone can nominate (nominating yourself is OK)
> * Nominees must accept their nomination before voting begins *
> Voting is opened from June 19th 00H00 UTC to July 2nd 23H59 UTC
There are approximately 3 days left to vote, so please hurry and move
to the election booth on woodpecker.
The current turnout is 30% so if you want to have a say in the council
election don't forget to vote.
We have a few ballots that weren't submitted yet, so please make sure
you didn't forgot to submit your ballot.
> (there is one day of break between nominations and voting so the
> infra team has time to set up everything) * Only Gentoo developers
> may vote * The list of Gentoo Developers will be based on active
> membership by June 3rd, 2012th (the day before the election was
> opened) * Gentoo uses the Condorcet method of voting * Results
> should be published around July 4th
The rules for the Council election as well as details on how to vote for
this election are available in the Council Elections Archives. In any
case, here is the quick procedure on how to vote using votify:
* If you're eligible to vote in this election, log in to
* Type votify --new council-201206 to create a new ballot file
* Edit .ballot-council-201206 file in your home directory and rank
* Once you're finished, use votify --verify council-201206 command
to verify the validity of your ballot file
* If everything is okay, use votify --submit council-201206 to
submit your vote. Don't forget your vote doesn't count until you
* If you run into problems, you can either work them out yourself
using votify --help or contact election officials and ask them for help
The elections for the Council include the pseudo _reopen_nominations
candidate. If the pseudo-candidate '_reopen_nominations' appears in
7th place or higher those candidates that rank above
'_reopen_nominations' will be the current council. A second period of
election will be opened for the remaining council seats. No third
period of election will be opened in the event '_repoen_nominations'
ranks higher than the candidates necessary to fill the council. In
case there's a need to fill a seat during the council term due to a
retirement, a new election must be held to fill that seat.
 - http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/elections/council/
> The page listing all nominations will be available at:
> If you don't know what the Gentoo Council is, you can read about
> it on the project page: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/
> If you want to ask a question or share your thoughts, contact any
> of the election officials through the alias (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> or at IRC (Freenode #gentoo-elections).
> Officials: David Abbot (dabbot) Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
> Infra Contact: Christian Ruppert (idl0r)
> We are still missing a 3rd election official - Thomas Sachau
> (tommy) may fill the role.
> For the elections team,
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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