How to run a board election

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To run a board election, first you need nominees. Then, the nominees will be voted on. Any nominee with at least one vote and no blocks will be accepted to the board.

Geting nominees[edit]

Please reach out to the community with reasonable notice for nominees.

Running an election[edit]

Once you have the nominees, check what their preferred names are and create a google form for members to vote. This form is usually sent out to the Noisebridge discuss and announce mailing lists. Note that there must be a way for members to express blocks. I think two weeks is a reasonable amount of time for people to vote.

Example form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKW6OCHCw5LOgg0c_1chajVRbsrYLCN0okM3BGEuhcNTOKag/viewform?usp=sf_link

Example email: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PfpMT20hb_K3oxm13lHSTektyiAQUTmiG82tTDlrmHY/edit?usp=sharing

Counting votes[edit]

Find some way to check if the people who voted are actually members. Maybe someone in the community has a list, or you just happen to know all the people that voted and know that the are members. Any nominee with at least one vote and no blocks will be accepted to the board.

Announce new board[edit]

Once the votes have been counted, announce the new board on the mailing list, Slack, and update the Board page.