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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election - 3 days left to vote
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2012 02:13:43 +0000
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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[1]. 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
dev.gentoo.org
    * Type votify --new council-201206 to create a new ballot file
    * Edit .ballot-council-201206 file in your home directory and rank
the candidates
    * 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
submit it.
    * 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[2]. 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.

 [1] - http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/elections/council/
 [2] -
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/council/meeting-logs/20090212-summary.txt


> The page listing all nominations will be available at: 
> http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/elections/council/2012/council-201206-nominees.xml
>
>  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 (elections@g.o)
> or at IRC (Freenode #gentoo-elections).
> 
> Officials: David Abbot (dabbot) Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
> (jmbsvicetto)
> 
> Infra Contact: Christian Ruppert (idl0r)
> 
> We are still missing a 3rd election official - Thomas Sachau
> (tommy) may fill the role.
> 
> For the elections team,
> 
> 

- -- 
Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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References:
Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
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