Re: GNOME Board of Directors Foundation Elections 2017 - Candidates

On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 02:36:03PM +0200, Ekaterina Gerasimova wrote:
 Is it really useful to go through with the election process when the
outcome is already known beforehand?

The outcome is not known yet: it is possible for there to be anywhere
up to 7 candidates who get in because we use the single transferable
vote system.

For the system to work correctly, it relies on people voting only for
the candidates that they want on the board (which is not necessarily
all 7 candidates) in their order of preference. This means that if one
only wants 5/7 candidates to be on the board, then one should only
vote for 5 people, not for 7 people. As there is a minimum number of
votes that each candidate has to get before they make it onto the
board, this could mean that some candidates do not reach than

Here is an example of how the vote counting works:

And what would happen if less than 7 candidates are elected? Would the
board be composed of only 6 or 5 people for the year to come? Or would
there be a new election period where more candidates can apply, with a
second vote?

Voting this year is a bit bureaucratic… Maybe a lot of people will not
take the time to vote. Is there a minimum percentage of vote
participation required? If yes, it would be good to remind the
Foundation members about that.


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