[Noisebridge-discuss] Board elections, annaul meeting

bfb at riseup.net bfb at riseup.net
Wed Jan 22 03:11:01 UTC 2014

Notes on the upcoming board elections.

1. Noisebridge adopted approval voting via consensus on 2014 Jan 24


Summarizing Leif paraphrasing wikipedia:
> Approval voting is a single-winner voting system. The method can
> also be used to create a sorted list of winners. Each voter may vote
> for (or 'approve' of) as many of the candidates as the voter wishes.
> The winner is the candidate receiving the most votes. Each voter may
> vote for any combination of candidates and may give each candidate at
> most one vote.

2. Ballots will be created when nominations close on 2014 Feb 04

3. Absentee ballots may be cast via proxy. Please contact me at this email
address if you plan to vote via proxy.

4. I would like to try to adhere to the Prêt à Voter voting system. If
this sounds interesting, and you would like to collaborate on a
Noisebridge implementation, please contact me. The system is as follows.
Ordering of candidates on the ballot is randomized and a code on the
bottom of the ballot describes the specific candidate order. Votes are
dissociated from candidate names upon casting the ballot. Ballot receipts
(code and cells checked) are posted to the wiki following the election.
Teller(s) have key(s) to interpret the ballots.

If I left something out, or this is not good sounding, or you have
questions, comments, etc.. please let me know.


> People of Noisebridge, this is an announcement about clerical
> administriva. Every detail is important, and I urge you to read the
> whole of this message thoroughly.
> # Announcements
> Noisebridge's 2014 annual general members' meeting will be held at
> 1900h Pacific on 2014-03-04. We will meet in the Hackertorium at 2169
> Mission Street. The meeting is scheduled to last 30 minutes.
> The elections for Noisebridge's 2014 board will be by written, paper
> ballot. We will use approval voting. Kevin Schiesser will serve as
> returning officer. Polls open at 1900h Pacific on 2014-02-04. Polls
> close at 1930h Pacific on 2014-03-04, a month later.
> The ballots will be counted after the AGM. Even if the AGM runs late,
> the polls will close at 1930h. Any interested election monitors will
> have the opportunity to verify the results at that time. Kevin will
> announce other specific arrangements and ways to contact him.
> # Voters
> The only people who can vote are Noisebridge consensus members who are
> in good standing at the start of the election. Associate members are
> not eligible to vote. If you are a member, you need to do two things
> to ensure that you're in good standing:
> 1. Make sure that I have current and accurate contact information for
> you (fill out the form in my previous email!).
> 2. Make sure that your Noisebridge wiki user page has the category
> “Members” and not the category “Hiatus”.
> If you are not sure whether you are a consensus member, you are
> probably not. You can read more about our membership process at
> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Membership>. If you think that you are a
> consensus member, check your email. Early on Monday morning, I sent
> each member an email. If you think you are a member but did not
> receive that email, get in touch with me privately, and soon!
> *I'll give Kevin a list of eligible voters at the start of the
> election. Make sure that you're in good standing by then, or you won't
> be able to vote!*
> # Nominations
> Nominations are for the 2014 board are open. To nominate someone or
> accept a nomination, edit
> <https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Board/2014_Nominations>. Nominations
> will close at the start of the weekly meeting on 2014-02-04. We'll
> agree the final slate by consensus, and the polls will open.
> # Board meeting
> After the ballots have been counted, the new board will be sworn in.
> They'll then hold a board meeting, at which they select officers, and
> perform other required duties. This is scheduled for 1945h Pacific on
> 2014-03-04
> If you have questions, either reply to this thread on the discussion
> list, or contact me privately.
> --
> Tom Lowenthal
> Noisebridge Secretary
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