User:ElectionJuly-August2013

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Management Council election

Any Citizen in good standing is eligible to fill a Management Council seat. The elected officer will complete a term of office which began on July 1st, 2013, as specified by the Management Council, and ends on June 30th, 2015. In the event that a single 'Citizendium Council' is created by referendum, the term shall expire on June 30th, 2014.

There was one candidate for one seat on the Management Council. This candidate was subject to an approval vote, in which voters specified yes or no to approve or not approve that candidate. To see the candidate list, click here.

Editorial Council election

Any Citizen in good standing is eligible to fill an Editorial Council Author seat. Only Editors may fill an Editorial Council 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 filled by this election were those of:

There were two candidates for the Author seat and two candidates for the Editor seat. Each voter had one vote for each seat. Votes were cast by specifying a single name for each seat on the ballot. To see the candidate list, click here.

In the event that a single 'Citizendium Council' is created by referendum, all terms shall expire on June 30th, 2014.

Referenda

Citizens proposed referenda on how various aspects of this project are run.

To view the referenda that were proposed, see the referenda proposal text.



Management Council Candidate and link to election statement

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
Pat Palmer Accept - Pat Palmer 01:13, 27 July 2013 (UTC) Statement

Editorial Council Candidates (in alphabetical order) and links to election statements

Author positions

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
John R. Brews Accept - John R. Brews 16:58, 23 July 2013 (UTC) Statement
Martin Wyatt Accept - Martin Wyatt 11:52, 23 July 2013 (UTC) Statement

Editor positions

Name of nominee Acceptance of nomination Statement
David MacQuigg Accept - David MacQuigg 22:56, 23 July 2013 (UTC) Statement
Pat Palmer Accept - Pat Palmer 01:45, 27 July 2013 (UTC) Statement


Referenda

The election included voting on the following referenda. Citizens could support or oppose the question by indicating 'Yes' or 'No'. For referenda that propose to modify the Citizendium Charter, a two-thirds majority of valid votes is required under Article 37. Non-Charter referenda require a simple majority of valid votes to pass.

Referendum 1: Merger of the Management and Editorial Councils

Proposed by the Management Council in this motion

This referendum proposed to rewrite the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 2: Nomination and Election of the Managing Editor

Proposed by the Management Council in this motion

This referendum proposed to rewrite the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 3: Nomination and Election of the Ombudsman

Proposed by the Management Council in this motion

This referendum proposed to rewrite the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

There is no 'Referendum 4' because its versions were rejected by the Managing Editor - see here and here.

Referendum 5: Managing Editor non-voting membership of any governing Council

Proposed by John Stephenson

This referendum did not propose to modify the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 6: Permit Approval Managers to Approve Articles Under Specified Circumstances

Proposed by Anthony Sebastian

This referendum did not propose to modify the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 7: Editable 'Main Articles' and Approved-Locked 'Citable Articles'

Proposed by Anthony Sebastian

This referendum did not propose to modify the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 8: Reform and Simplification of the Account Creation Process

Proposed by Anthony Sebastian

This referendum did not propose to modify the Charter.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.

Referendum 9: Modification of Council Amalgamation Referendum

Proposed by Peter Jackson

This referendum proposed to rewrite the Charter if it had been modified by Referendum 1.

The details of this referendum appear here; comments appear on the Talk page and the forum discussion.



Results

16 people cast valid ballots in this election. There were no invalid ballots. Valid votes were cast as follows:

Management Council seat (approval vote)

Response Votes Result
Yes 14 APPROVED
No 0 -

Editorial Council

Author seat

Candidate Votes Result
John R. Brews 6 -
Martin Wyatt 10 ELECTED

Editor seat

Candidate Votes Result
David MacQuigg 11 ELECTED
Pat Palmer 4 -

Referenda

Referendum 1 (Council merger)

As this referendum proposed to modify the Charter, it required a two-thirds majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 13 PASSED
No 3 -


Referendum 2 (Managing Editor election)

As this referendum proposed to modify the Charter, it required a two-thirds majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 15 PASSED
No 1 -

Referendum 3 (Ombudsman election)

As this referendum proposed to modify the Charter, it required a two-thirds majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 14 PASSED
No 1 -

Referendum 5 (Managing Editor non-voting Council membership)

This referendum required a majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 14 PASSED
No 1 -

Referendum 6 (Approval Manager article approvals)

This referendum required a majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 8 PASSED
No 7 -

Referendum 7 (Approved-locked citable article subpages)

This referendum required a majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 10 PASSED
No 5 -

Referendum 8 (account creation simplification)

This referendum required a majority of valid votes to pass.

Response Votes Result
Yes 13 PASSED
No 2 -

Referendum 9 (Editors on transitional Citizendium Council)

As this referendum proposed to modify Referendum 1 and therefore the Charter, it required a two-thirds majority of valid votes to pass and would only apply if Referendum 1 also passed.

Response Votes Result
Yes 11 PASSED
No 4 -

Ratification

The above results were submitted for audit and were approved by the Managing Editor. Anthony.Sebastian 20:32, 7 August 2013 (UTC)