We have now scheduled two one-hour chats with the candidates, open to all of our members and to the public. They will be held in the OTW public chatroom, accessible at this link: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/e79cc
While we strove to vary the times and days to allow better global accessibility for our membership, combining six schedules in order to allow all candidates to attend posed a challenge. If you believe you may be unable to attend but have questions for the candidates, we encourage you to submit them via our contact form to our elections officer, Ira Gladkova, who will present them on your behalf. Transcripts of elections chats will be made available as both text and as screenshots on the elections website shortly following each event.
The dates and times of the chats are as follows:
- 17 October 2011 from 7pm to 8pm UTC (What time is that where I live?)
- 26 October 2011 from 8pm to 9pm UTC (What time is that where I live?)
The candidates’ personal statements will be available on the OTW Elections website beginning 17 October 2011. You may in the meantime feel free to contact our candidates unofficially to discuss the OTW and their views. They have asked the OTW to make available the following personal journal accounts:
- Jenny Scott-Thompson at Dreamwidth; at LiveJournal
- Nikisha Sanders at Dreamwidth
- Betsy Rosenblatt at Dreamwidth
- Lucy Pearson at Dreamwidth; at LiveJournal
- Naomi Novik at LiveJournal
- Julia Beck at Dreamwidth
Links are behind text to reduce random googleability and to keep fannish and legal identities separate. We ask that you please do not associate those identities publicly.
Election voting will run from noon UTC on 16 November (What time is that where I live?) to noon UTC on 18 November (What time is that where I live?). Voting is restricted to current OTW members; this includes anyone who has made a donation of US$10 or more between 1 October 2010 and 17 October 2011. To renew your membership, visit http://transformativeworks.org/how-you-can-help/support.
Further information can be found on the OTW Election website.