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From: Brad Cowan <bcowan@g.o>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:03:57 -0400
On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 10:15 -0500, Grant Goodyear wrote:

> Ideally, I'd like to have trustee elections finished by 16 May.  Of
> course, that means we need to decide how to handle the elections.
> Here's a proposal:
> 
>   1. Trustee wannabees need to e-mail -nfp with a statement to that
>      effect.  Any eligible foundation member may run for a trustee
> 	 position.  The deadline for announcing candidacy is one week prior
> 	 to the beginning of voting.
>   2. A ballot containing the names of all candidates will be assembled
>      which essentially just has a check box for each name. 
>   3. Voting will last for one week.
>   4. All candidates who reach or surpass a threshold of 50% yes votes
>      are thereby elected as trustees.
>   5. In the case that fewer than four trustees are elected outright (I believe
> 	 that by NM law there needs to be a president, a secretary, a
> 	 treasurer, and possibly something else?), then the top four vote
> 	 recipients are elected as trustees.
> 
> Notice that I didn't say that it was necessarily a good proposal.  I'd
> like to avoid needing an initial vote on how many trustees are needed,
> so this proposal deliberately leaves the number of trustees that one
> wants to vote for up to the individual members.  The threshold of 50%
> was picked entirely at random.  Better ideas cheerfully accepted!

  This seems reasonable to me, but I have a few small questions.  Has
the number of trustees been decided? ie...are we sticking with the
current number or possibly less?  Also, what about having say 2 year
terms with elections held every year, essentially splitting up the
trustees so that there's no possibility that all be voted out at once?
This would allow a continuous "voice" of the board.

Thanks, 
-- 
Brad Cowan <bcowan@g.o>
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