The role as President of Open Source Matters is up for the replacement election.
As result of the motion #2021/040, with which the President has been removed from the office, the following position open for nomination and election:
Each interested individual in running as Candidate for any of the positions mentioned above shall submit their applications using the form linked below, containing:
- their Full name (legal name)
- their Country
- the position for which they're interested to run.
- their picture (or the one in the Volunteers Portal will be used).
- their manifesto in a PDF format that can be easily attached to the Candidate Announcement.
Only applications submitted through the Google Form linked below within the specified deadline will be considered as valid.
The deadline for manifesto is June 20, 2021 at 23.59 UTC.
After all the manifestos will be in, the Secretary will publish a full list of candidates for the role alongside their manifestos. The Secretary will also open a “Recommendations” form which will replace the Nominations form currently used. This will give anyone an opportunity to add words of support for the candidates and let the community know why they think they are ideal for the role.
Election channels will be opened in Glip for the role. These channels will allow department/community members to ask candidates questions regarding their manifestos in order to help them decide who to vote for.
All the details about next steps can and the new process can be found here.
Following the expected standard timeline. In the case of Uncontested same or new Board member, the timeline would be shorter, as outlined in the Election Policy page.
|Call for Candidate Manifestos published
|The Call for manifestos shall be published when a position becomes vacant after resignation or removal. This represent the "Day 0" of the election phase.
|Candidate Manifesto submission deadline
|Candidates have 14 days to prepare/submit their manifestos.
|Full list of Candidates and Manifestos published.
Recommendation form opened.
|1 day after the manifesto submissions deadline. Communication channels with candidates are opened (one for each position).
|Recommendations submission deadline
|The Community has 7 days to submit their recommendations for the candidates. During this time candidate shall be available to answer the questions from the Community in the dedicated channels.
|Recommendations published & Ballots sent out
|The Secretary publishes the recommendations received for each Candidate. Voting parties have seven (7) days to submit their preferences. Ballots shall also have the opportunity to vote for "None of the above".
|Ballots automatically close at 23.59 UTC of the 7th day after the ballots are sent out.
|Results announced / First Day in Office
|The Secretary publishes the Elections Results announcement. The elected Candidate will start immediately serving as the Replacement for the remaining term of Office.