We are happy to announce that the nominations for the President replacement role have been finalised. The following individuals have proposed their nominations, according to the new Nomination process. Included are their Manifestos and the timeline for the election for their role.
Note: This is election follows the new methodology that provides different timelines based on number and type of candidates.
Recommendation form automatically closes on July 29, 2021 at 23.59 UTC.
Election’s timeline and methodologies
President Replacement Election
This election falls under the “New Department Coordinator / Officer Contested Empty Board Seat - Replacement Elections” scenario in which there are multiple candidates that would be new in the role and the incumbent Board Member transitioned to another role or resigned.
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.
|Full list of Candidates and Manifestos published. Recommendation form opened.||July 22||1 day after the manifesto submissions deadline. Communication channels with candidates are opened (one for each position).|
|Recommendations submission deadline||July 29||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||July 30||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 close||August 06||Ballots automatically close at 23.59 UTC of the 7th day after the ballots are sent out.|
|Results announced / First Day in Office||August 07||The Secretary publishes the Elections Results announcement. The elected Candidate will start immediately serving as the Replacement for the remaining term of Office.|
Election channels will be opened in Glip for each 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. The following Public Channels will be opened (Candidates will be added by the Secretary):
- OSM Bylaws: https://www.opensourcematters.org/images/documents/20210130-OSM-Bylaws.pdf
- Election Policy and Timelines (Replacement Elections): https://www.opensourcematters.org/organisation/directors/election-policy.html#replacement-elections
- Change to the Nomination and Election Process: https://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/nomination-and-election-process.html
- Change to the Bylaws/Election System: https://community.joomla.org/blogs/leadership/changes-to-the-bylaws-of-osm-election-system.html