Posts in Elections Committee

Five Things Dae Said

Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer’s personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today’s post is with Dae, who volunteers as a member of the Fanlore Policy & Admin team and the Elections committee. How does what you do as a volunteer fit into what the OTW does? I have been… accumulating hats. In the Fanlore committee, I’m a Policy & Admin team member, so my work with Fanlore is mainly focused on handling user… Read more

Result of the 2023 Board Election

The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. We are now pleased to present the results of the 2023 Election. The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to serve full terms (3 years) on the Board of Directors: Anh Pham Kathryn Soderholm Qiao Chu As previously announced, Heather McGuire stepped down from her position on the Board prior to the 2023 election. Director Natalia Gruber also resigned, in July 2023. We are grateful for Heather and Natalia’s service and thank them for their work and dedication. To fill these vacant seats,… Read more

2023 OTW Board Voting Now Open!

The election has opened! Every OTW member who joined between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023, should have a ballot by now. If you didn’t get one, please check your spam folder first, then contact us via our contact form. Please note that your donation receipt will be dated in US Eastern Time, so if your donation is listed after 19:59 on June 30, 2023 on the receipt, you won’t be eligible to vote. If you are unsure whether your donation was made before the deadline, please contact our Development and Membership Committee by using the contact form on our website and selecting “Is… Read more

Elections Committee Statement on Harassment

The Elections Committee would like to condemn in the strongest terms the recent harassment campaign aimed at one of our candidates. While all OTW Board election candidates are prepared to run, and if elected or appointed, serve under their legal name, the intense harassment of Audrey goes well beyond what is appropriate during the candidacy period. We do not condone the harassment of the candidate or their employer. For the second year in a row, an OTW Board election candidate has been subject to a campaign of harassment and misinformation. We regret that we failed to step in last year when another candidate was harassed,… Read more

2023 Candidate Chats and Q&A Roundup

The Election season is in full swing! Chats with candidates are coming up soon. You can find links to the candidates’ answers to your questions at the bottom of this post. Chats There will be four public chats, each lasting ninety minutes. All four chats will have three candidates in attendance. Chats will take place in our public chatroom. They are scheduled for: Saturday, July 29, from 01:00 UTC to 02:30 UTC – Anh P., Kathryn S. and Zixin Z. (What time is Chat 1 where I live?) Saturday, July 29, from 15:00 UTC to 16:30 UTC – Jennifer H, Qiao C. and Zixin Z…. Read more