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Re: Constitutional amendment: reduce the length of DPL election process


On Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 05:48:06PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> I propose we change section 5.2 of the constitution concerning appointment
> of the Project Leader to reduce the nomination period to a week, and the
> voting period to two weeks. In wdiff format:
> =====
>   5.2. Appointment
>     1. The Project Leader is elected by the Developers.
>     2. The election begins [-nine-] {+six+} weeks before the leadership
>        post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.
>     3. For the [-following three weeks-] {+first week+} any Developer
>        may nominate themselves as a candidate Project [-Leader.-]
>        {+Leader, and summarise their plans for their term.+}
>     4. For three weeks after that no more candidates may be nominated;
>        candidates should use this time for campaigning [-(to make their
>        identities-] and [-positions known).-] {+discussion.+} If there
>        are no candidates at the end of the nomination period then the
>        nomination period is extended for [-three further weeks,-] {+an
>        additional week,+} repeatedly if necessary.
>     5. The next [-three-] {+two+} weeks are the polling period during
>        which Developers may cast their votes. Votes in leadership
>        elections are kept secret, even after the election is finished.
>     6. The options on the ballot will be those candidates who have
>        nominated themselves and have not yet withdrawn, plus None Of The
>        Above. If None Of The Above wins the election then the election
>        procedure is repeated, many times if necessary.
>     7. The decision will be made using the method specified in section
>        A.6 of the Standard Resolution Procedure. The quorum is the same
>        as for a General Resolution (4.2) and the default option is "None
>        Of The Above".
>     8. The Project Leader serves for one year from their election.
> =====


Best regards
Frederik Schüler


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