The Elections Committee has been developing a set of guidelines for how we’ll handle our annual OTW Board Elections: our goal is to create a process that is transparent and fair to all candidates. The Election FAQ and the 2008 Election Timeline explain how the first set of Board elections will be handled.
The FAQ and Timeline answer important questions like:
- Who is eligible to become a candidate? Why is committee service necessary?
- Will candidates’ real name and fannish identity be connected? (For a more extensive discussion on this issue, see our following post ETA See note below.)
- When is the deadline to become a paying OTW member, in order to vote in this year’s Election?
- How will votes be counted? Why is the OTW using cumulative voting?
We’re hoping this will all work well, but we will be watching to see how it goes and how we can improve these policies. If you have comments or suggestions for how we could make them better for next time, please share them with us. Representatives from the Elections committee are on hand to answer questions left as comments here; private questions may be sent to the elections chair.