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Re: Election for board of directors

From: Koen Martens <gmc(at)sonologic(dot)nl>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum" <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>, pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Election for board of directors
Date: 2008-01-14 18:32:53
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On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 11:57:59AM +0000, Dave Page wrote:
> On 14/01/2008, Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)pgug(dot)de> wrote:
> > How would you ensure that nobody get's two ballots into the box?
> 
> Have the people manning the table issue numbered papers to people when
> the check their ID. Or ask folks to pre-register for a paper by email
> so they can be pre-printed. I don't see that it needs to be a secret
> ballot.

I would prefer it to be a secret ballot, since it concerns people. I'm
not trying to be pessimistic, but when writing by-laws, you should assume
the worst. When everything is fine, noone will even think about them. But
when things go sour, eg clashing personalities in the board, people start
nitpicking them.

Anyway, I wouldn't mind if it is known who participated in the ballot, but
let's keep the actual votes anonymous.

> > For
> > counting the ballots we need some time anyway. So we decided to take
> > half a hour from the schedule and use this time for the election. We can
> > check the ID before and even hand out the ballots, that should not be
> > a problem. But i want some eyewitness for the election ;-)
> 
> Eyewitnesses can be arranged anyway... but, I don't feel strongly
> about this - it was just a thought.

Another thought: since it is the GA that is the highest democratic body
in the assoc, wouldn't it make sense to instate the members first and then
have the board election. You could even have nice little gift certificates, "I
was among the first members of PG-EU". Hmm, or t-shirts "I voted for the first board
of PG-EU and all i got was this lousy t-shirt" :) 

Gr,

Koen

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