On Sun, Feb 13, 2022 at 02:28:44PM -0700, Sam Hartman wrote: > Rationale > ========= > > During the vote for GR_2021_002o, several developers said they were > uncomfortable voting because under the process at that time, their name > and ballot ranking would be public. > A number of participants in the discussion believe that we would get > election results that more accurately reflect the will of the developers > if we do not make the name associated with a particular vote on the > tally sheet public. > Several people believed that the ranked votes without names attached > would still be valuable public information. > > This proposal would treat all elections like DPL elections. > At the same time it relaxes the requirement that the secretary must > conduct a vote via email. There are no current plans to move away from > email, although some members of the project want to explore > alternatives. If this proposal passes, adopting such an alternative > would require sufficient support in the project but would not require > another constitutional amendment. > > This proposal relies on the secretary's existing power to decide how > votes are conducted. During discussion we realized that there is no > mechanism to override a specific decision of the secretary, and the > language allowing the project to replace the secretary is ambiguous. > > Summary of Changes > ================== > > > 1) Do not make the identity of a voter casting a particular vote > public. > > 2) Do not require that votes be conducted by email. > > 3) Clarify that the developers can replace the secretary at any time. > > 4) Provide a procedure for overriding the decision of the project > secretary or their delegate. Overriding the decision of what super > majority is required or overriding the determination of election > outcome requires a 3:1 majority. The chair of the technical committee > decides who conducts such votes. I think all of these are good improvements to the current state of things and I am prepared to second the resulting GR. Thanks for working on this.
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