On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 13:15 -0700, Deedra Waters wrote:
> As for the number of trustees, I do like the fact that there's an odd
> number on the current board so that there can't be a locked decision.
...until one abstains or isn't present to vote. ;]
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Brad Cowan wrote:
> > Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:03:57 -0400
> > From: Brad Cowan <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
> > 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,
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