Re: Election Dates
Personally, I'd prefer to see the process start on October 1st of the year... That
would have the voteing running through the end of November beginning of December and
the new leader could than take office on January 1st. But, as Ian said, the way
the constitution is written, we could easily end up with a mid-year election run
after some leader has to vacate the post in July... The constitution doesn't provide
for getting elections back on any specific time...
Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 1998 at 03:36:42AM -0800, Darren Benham wrote:
> > On 18-Dec-98 Joseph Carter wrote:
> > > I would actually think it best to lengthen the term of the next DPL past
> > > one year a bit and start the process on or about 5 January for the simple
> > > reason that most people are back by then, certainly in enough time to
> > > make their voices heard.
> > Or shortening it. That can be done w/o any voting or such.. the Leader just
> > "steps down" :) If the term extends over a year, strictly speaking, it'd need
> > approval from the body of developers.
> Shortening it would probably work if shortened to cause the elections to
> happen early November or thereabouts. That or the whole nomination
> process needs to begin in January. Unless we decide to have them in the
> middle of the year which would mean either a really short term or a
> really long one.
> I guess really short if we don't like the leader and really long if we
> do? hehe No, barring anything serious, I suspect the end/beginning of
> the year is about when the elections are going to have to happen.
> NO ONE expects the Spanish Inquisition!