Community Council/Election process

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=== Current election ===
=== Current election ===
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2010 | Material from Q3 2010 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q1 2011|Material from Q1 2011 election]]
=== Past Elections ===
=== Past Elections ===
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2008 | Material from Q3 2008 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2008|Material from Q3 2008 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q1 2009 | Material from Q1 2009 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q1 2009|Material from Q1 2009 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2009 | Material from Q3 2009 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2009|Material from Q3 2009 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q1 2010 | Material from Q1 2010 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q1 2010|Material from Q1 2010 election]]
* [[Community Council/Council election Q3 2010|Material from Q3 2010 election]]
[[Category:Community Council]]

Revision as of 11:07, 9 March 2011

The 5 council members will be elected by the community.

  1. Nominations will be accepted 2 weeks before the election begins from any community member with a karma of 100 or above.
  2. Elections last for 1 week.
  3. Only community members who have had accounts for over 3 months, and have karma of 10 or above, may vote.
  4. Each community member eligible to vote gets a single ballot.
  5. The 5 nominees voted for most, as counted by a single transferrable vote system are elected.
  6. Nominees with a professional interest in Maemo, such as working for Nokia - or any other company involved in Maemo-related software development - must declare their interest when advertising their nomination. Failure to do so may result in the Nokia Community Manager, or the outgoing Council, declaring their nomination invalid and so bar them from standing in the current election.
  7. There is no limit to the number of times a council member can stand for re-election.
  8. The date of the next election will be set by the council chair, not more than 6 months after the previous election.
  9. The election date must be publicised at least 1 month in advance of the election.
  10. If fewer than 5 candidates stand for election, the 3 with the most votes are elected to the council.
  11. If there are fewer than 3 candidates when the nominations close, the election cannot be held.
    1. The nomination period will be extended by 1 month and the election postponed similarly.
    2. If, after 1 month's delay, there are still fewer than 3 candidates; the outgoing council will decide - in conjunction with Nokia's Community Manager (currently Quim) - about how to proceed. The preferred solution is to encourage more members of the community to participate and re-run the election, but all options are open.
  12. Changes to any of the above rules must be approved by community referendum.
    1. Voting in such referenda will be open to anyone eligible to vote in the council elections.
    2. The referendum options must be debated for a minimum of 1 month prior to the referendum.
    3. Referendum voting will be open for the same length of time as the council elections.


Community Council Referenda

Changes to the election process require a referendum.

Current referenda

There are no current referenda.

Previous referenda

Three referenda were run from February 16 2009 until February 23 2009 to decide some procedural datas around elections.

Community Council Elections

Current election

Past Elections