Update on the President Replacement Election and new Call for Candidate Manifestos

The replacement election of the President failed, with no candidate elected to the role. A new round of manifestos submissions started.

Election's Result

Election anonymous ballot closed automatically on July 06, 2021 at 23:59 UTC.

  • Hugh Douglas-Smith: 25/72 (34,72% of 72 cast vote forms)
  • Djamel Kherbi: 25/72 (34,72% of 72 cast vote forms)
  • Abstain: 1/72 (1,39% of 72 cast vote forms)
  • None of the above: 21/72 (29,17% of 72 cast vote forms).
Participation rates
  • 87 people were entitled to vote.
  • 72 people have voted (82,76%).
  • 1 person was attentive but have not voted (1,15%).
  • 14 people have not voted (16,09%).

View the ballots

Call for Manifestos

The following position open for nomination and election:

Manifestos

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.

Submit your manifesto

The deadline for manifesto is July 21, 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.

Adjusted Timeline

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.

MilestoneDeadlineNote
Call for Candidate Manifestos published July 07 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 July 21 Candidates have 14 days to prepare/submit their manifestos.
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.

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