CZ:Election December 2012

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Notice to all Citizens

The Management Council has called an Election. It has appointed Derek Hodges (Chair) and Anthony Sebastian to act as the Election Committee. They can be contacted by email from their User pages or by leaving a note on their Discussion pages.



Editorial Council election

Any Citizen in good standing is eligible for nomination to fill a Editorial Council seat, except that only editors may fill an editor seat. The elected officers will complete the terms of office of the members who vacate their particular seat as specified by the Management Council.

The Editorial Council seats to be filled by this election are those of:



Ombudsman election

Any citizen in good standing is eligible for nomination to fill the Ombudsman seat. The current Ombudsman is: Garth Leng


Timetable

The timetable for the elections is as follows:


  • Begin accepting nominations and referenda on Thu, 29-Nov-2012;
  • Stop accepting nominations and referenda at the end of Tue, 04-Dec-2012;
  • Have the ballot prepared by Tue, 11-Dec-2012;
  • Begin accepting ballots from eligible voters on Wed, 12-Dec-2012;
  • Stop accepting ballots at the end of Wed, 19-Dec-2012;
  • MC begins auditing ballots on Thu, 20-Dec-2012.


NB: All dates referred to above will be counted as starting at midnight UTC.



Editorial Council Nominees (in alphabetical order) and links to their statements: Author positions

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
[[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate]] Accept - [[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate>]] [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council authors/<first candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate]] Accept - [[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council authors/<second candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate]] Accept - [[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council authors/<third candidate>|Statement]].

Editorial Council Nominees (in alphabetical order) and links to their statements: Editor positions

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
[[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate]] Accept - [[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council editors/<first candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate]] Accept - [[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council editors/<second candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate]] Accept - [[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council editors/<third candidate>|Statement]].

Managing Editor Nominees (in alphabetical order) and links to their statements

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
[[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate]] Accept - [[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Managing Editor/<first candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate]] Accept - [[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Managing Editor/<second candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate]] Accept - [[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Managing Editor/<third candidate>|Statement]].

Ombudsman Nominees (in alphabetical order) and links to their statements

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
[[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate]] Accept - [[User:<first candidate>|<first candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Ombudsman/<first candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate]] Accept - [[User:<second candidate>|<second candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Ombudsman/<second candidate>|Statement]].
[[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate]] Accept - [[User:<third candidate>|<third candidate>]] <Time/Date of acceptance> (UTC) [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Ombudsman/<third candidate>|Statement]].

Referenda

The election will include voting on the following referenda.


Citizen initiated referenda

Referendum 1: <name>

Proposed by [[User:<proposer name>]]

<text of the referenda>

The above referendum is further discussed at [[CZ:Election<date>/Referenda/<referendum number>]].

<select one of the following and add after the last sentence.>
As this referendum modifies the Charter, it shall be ratified if accepted by a qualified majority of two thirds of the votes validly cast.
As this referendum does not modify the Charter, it shall be ratified if accepted by a qualified majority of the votes validly cast.


Council initiated referenda

Referendum 2: <name>

Proposed by <the council that proposed it>

<text of the referenda>

The above referendum is further discussed at [[CZ:Election<date>/Referenda/<referendum number>]].

<select one of the following and add after the last sentence.>
As this referendum modifies the Charter, it shall be ratified if accepted by a qualified majority of two thirds of the votes validly cast.
As this referendum does not modify the Charter, it shall be ratified if accepted by a qualified majority of the votes validly cast.


Voting

Voting in the Elections and Referendum runs from midnight UTC, <election begin date> to midnight UTC <election end date>.

Voting instructions

First, make sure you are logged in to Citizendium, then:

  1. Copy the text of the "Ballot paper" from the next section.
  2. On the menu on the far left of this page, under Toolbox, you will see a menu item, [[Special:EmailUser/<election user name>|E-mail this user]]. Click on that link.
  3. This will take you to a page where you can enter the text of your email.
  4. Paste in the text of the "Ballot paper" that you previously copied.
  5. Under the heading MC member, type the name of your preferred candidate(s). (You may vote for up to <number of open MC seats> candidates. You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  6. Under the heading EC Authors, type the name of your preferred candidate(s). (You may vote for up to <number of open EC author seats> candidates. You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  7. Under the heading EC Editors, type the name of your preferred candidate(s). (You may vote for up to <number of open EC editor seats> candidates. You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  8. Under the heading Managing Editor, type the name of your preferred candidate. (You may vote for only one candidate. You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  9. Under the heading Ombudsman, type the name of your preferred candidate. (You may vote for only one candidate. You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  10. Under the heading Referendum 1, type "Yes" if you wish to vote in favour of the referendum, or type "No" if you wish to vote against the referendum. (You may also abstain by not filling in anything in this section).
  11. <duplicate the previous line for all referenda, changing Referendum 1 to the appropriate referendum number>
  12. Check what you've entered to make sure it accurately reflects your preferences.
  13. Click on the Send button.

That's it - you've just cast your ballot. Thank you for participating!

Ballot paper

MC member


EC Authors


EC Editors


Managing Editor


Ombudsman


Referendum 1


Referendum 2

. . .

Referendum <n>


Results

The results of the election for the Management Council are as follows:

  1. <author candidate with the most votes> - x votes
  2. <author candidate with the second most votes> - y votes
  3. <author candidate with the third most votes>- z votes
  4. etc.

<candidate a>, <candidate b> and <candidate c> are therefore elected.

The results of the election for the Editorial Council Author seats are as follows:

  1. <author candidate with the most votes> - x votes
  2. <author candidate with the second most votes> - y votes
  3. <author candidate with the third most votes>- z votes
  4. etc.

<candidate a>, <candidate b> and <candidate c> are therefore elected.

The results of the election for the Editorial Council Editor seats are as follows:

  1. <editor candidate with the most votes> - x votes
  2. <editor candidate with the second most votes> - y votes
  3. <editor candidate with the third most votes>- z votes
  4. etc.

<candidate d>, <candidate e> and <candidate f> are therefore elected.

The results of the election for the Managing Editor are as follows:

  1. <author candidate with the most votes> - x votes
  2. <author candidate with the second most votes> - y votes
  3. <author candidate with the third most votes>- z votes
  4. etc.

<candidate g> is therefore elected.

The results of the election for the Ombudsman are as follows:

  1. <author candidate with the most votes> - x votes
  2. <author candidate with the second most votes> - y votes
  3. <author candidate with the third most votes>- z votes
  4. etc.

<candidate h> is therefore elected.

Referendum 1

The result was:

x Yes votes, y No notes

As this referendum modifies the Charter, it required a qualified majority of two thirds of the votes validly cast in order to pass. Referendum 1 therefore <IS/IS NOT> carried.

Referendum 2

The result was:

w Yes votes, z No notes

This referendum therefore <IS/IS NOT> carried.

<etc.>

The above results were submitted for audit and were approved by the Management Council.