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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:
>  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       nominated themselves and have not yet withdrawn, plus None Of The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.


Aníbal Monsalve Salazar

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