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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Gentoo Council 2012/2013 election opened
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:43:37 +0000
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On 21-06-2012 19:35, Thomas Sachau wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> after the nomination period has been over and preparations have
> been done, voting has opened for the Gentoo Council 2012/2013
> election. The full list of candidates and their manifestos can be
> found at:
>  Further instructions for voting can be found in your home
> directory on woodpecker (aka, and in the motd.

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
    * 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.

> The results will be announced once the election officials have
> ratified the results.
> If you have any questions, feel free to contact (elections at
> gentoo dot org), or #gentoo-elections on Freenode.
> Happy voting!
> For the elections officials,

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Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
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