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

On Mon, Aug 06, 2007 at 11:52:58AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
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>Don Armstrong <don@debian.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, 31 Jul 2007, Anthony Towns wrote:
>> >     2. The election begins [-nine-] {+six+} weeks before the leadership
>> >        post becomes vacant, or (if it is too late already) immediately.
>> Is there any reason to reduce this time period? Having a buffer zone
>> of three weeks is useful for continuity and/or cases where the
>> nomination period must be extended (though it leads to a short lame
>> duck period).
>I agree.  No reason was given AFAICS, so I propose:

From AJ's original mail:

>Likewise, all our other votes have only needed two weeks (or less in
>the case of the recall votes) to resolve, so having an extra week for
>DPL elections seems unnecessary.
>Reducing the DPL election period from 17% of the year to 11% seems
>like a win to me. YMMV.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
We don't need no education.
We don't need no thought control.

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