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CZ:Election December 2012/Nominations

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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.

Anthony.Sebastian can also be reached at anthony_sebastian[at]msn.com.

Derek Hodges can be reached at dhodges58(at)sympatico.ca


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 theCouncil.

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


Ombudsman election

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

Referenda

Citizens may propose referenda for voting in the election. According to the Charter, referenda are proposed in one of two ways:

1. Any Citizen may petition either the Management Council or Editorial Council that contested rules or guidelines be submitted to a referendum. Either Council must have jurisdiction over the contested matter. Either Council may, by simple majority vote, submit the referendum to a vote of the citizenry at the next regular election.

2. A referendum may be initiated by a group of Citizens corresponding in size to 20 percent of the number of voters in the previous election. The Management Council must include a valid citizen-initiated referendum in the next regular election. Failure to do so will automatically pass the referendum which shall then become official policy and enforceable. This charter may not be amended by a failure of the Management Council to submit a referendum to a vote.

To view the referenda being proposed, see the referenda proposal text. To propose a referendum, follow the referenda proposal instructions.

As the last election had a valid poll of twenty-eight (28) voters, a referendum proposed under #2 above requires the support of 20% of twenty-eight = six in words (20% of 28 = 6 as a number) Citizens in order to appear on the ballot.

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 Nominations

Editorial Council author positions

For a candidate to appear on the ballot for an Editorial Council author position, he or she must:

  1. Be nominated by a Citizen in good standing, including him- or herself.
  2. Be Seconded by another Citizen in good standing only if he or she is nominating him- or herself. Otherwise, a Citizen's nomination does not need to be Seconded.
  3. Formally accept the nomination.

To NOMINATE a Citizen as a candidate, please follow these steps:

  1. NOTE: A Citizen may nominate more than one candidate.
  2. In the space just below these instructions and below the two lines, and in Edit mode, type * in the far left margin and then the name of the Citizen you are nominating. Then add your signature and timestamp by typing four tildes ~~~~
  3. Click on Save page



To SECOND a Citizen as a candidate, please follow these steps:

  1. NOTE: A Citizen may second more than one candidate.
  2. Go to Edit mode and scroll down to the name of the candidate that you wish to second. In the space below that name type ** in the far left margin and then the word SECOND. Then add your signature and timestamp by typing four tildes ~~~~
  3. Click on Save page

Editorial Council editor positions

For a candidate to appear on the ballot for an Editorial Council editor position, he or she must:

  1. Already be an Editor, since the charter requires this qualification.
  2. Be nominated by a Citizen in good standing, including him- or herself.
  3. Be Seconded by another Citizen in good standing only if he or she is nominating him- or herself. Otherwise, a Citizen's nomination does not need to be Seconded.
  4. Formally accept the nomination.

To NOMINATE a Citizen as a candidate, please follow these steps:

  1. NOTE: A Citizen may nominate more than one candidate.
  2. In the space just below these instructions and below the two lines, and in Edit mode, type * in the far left margin and then the name of the Citizen you are nominating. Then add your signature and timestamp by typing four tildes ~~~~
  3. Click on Save page


  • BOB TEST-NAME Joe Citizen 21:14, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
    • SECOND Jane Doe 21:14, 8 September 2011 (UTC)


To SECOND a Citizen as a candidate, please follow these steps:

  1. NOTE: A Citizen may second more than one candidate.
  2. Go to Edit mode and scroll down to the name of the candidate that you wish to second. In the space below that name type ** in the far left margin and then the word SECOND. Then add your signature and timestamp by typing four tildes ~~~~
  3. Click on Save page

Editorial Author candidates and links to their Statements

Example of accepted nomination accept ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council Authors/<first candidate>|Statement]]
Example of declined nomination decline ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council Authors/<second candidate>|Statement]]

All candidates who accept their nominations should write a Statement about themselves, their beliefs, their background at Citizendium, their programs, etc. To do so, simply click on the word "Statement" at the far right of their user line, fill in the blank space with their Statement, and click "Save page".

Editorial Council Editor candidates and links to their Statements

Example of accepted nomination accept ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council Editors/<first candidate>|Statement]]
Example of declined nomination decline ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Editorial Council Editors/<second candidate>|Statement]]

All candidates who accept their nominations should write a Statement about themselves, their beliefs, their background at Citizendium, their programs, etc. To do so, simply click on the word "Statement" at the far right of their user line, fill in the blank space with their Statement, and click "Save page".




Ombudsman Nominations

The Ombudsman shall be nominated by the Combined Councils and appointed by majority Citizen vote at the same time that the Editorial Council elections occur. Any citizen in good standing may be nominated for Ombudsman.

All candidates who accept their nominations should write a Statement about themselves, their beliefs, their background at Citizendium, their programs, etc. To do so, simply click on the word "Statement" at the far right of their user line, fill in the blank space with their Statement, and click "Save page".

Ombudsman candidates and links to their Statements

Example of accepted nomination accept ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Ombudsman/<first candidate>|Statement]]
Example of declined nomination decline ~~~~ [[CZ:Election<date>/Nominations/Ombudsman/<second candidate>|Statement]]




Voting

Voting in the Elections and Referendum runs from Wed, 12-Dec-2012 to Wed, 19-Dec-2012. Voting will use the election [[election voting page|voting page]].



Voting

Voting in the Elections and Referendum runs from Wed, 12-Dec-2012 to Wed, 19-Dec-2012. Voting will use the election [[election voting page|voting page]].