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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.
Brad Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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