Maemo Community Council referenda: voting now open!

8:59 pm community, maemo

Voting is open for the 3 referenda around the election procedure for Maemo community council elections.

A wiki page has been created for each referendum, where arguments for & against each of the options can be listed. For the moment, these pages are skeletons, but feel free to debate in the Talk page, and perhaps add some arguments for & against in the main page (but they will be heavily moderated to avoid flame-wars).

A reminder of the 3 referenda:

  1. Election procedure for the next Maemo community council elections: The choices are the status quo in the election procedure document (25 karma + 3 month), or removing all requirements. The council is recommending a vote to remove requirements.
  2. Election procedure for future Maemo community council elections: The choices are the status quo, lowering the karma requirement to 10, and maintaining a 3 month requirement for accounts, lowering the requirement to 10 *or* 1 year since account creation, whichever comes first, or removing all requirements of karma and account age. The council is recommending lowering the karma requirement to 10, and maintaining a 3 month account creation limit.
  3. Counting method: Three choices are proposed: first past the post, preferential voting using single transferrable vote, or reweighted range voting.

Voting is open now, until midnight UTC next Monday, the 23rd of February. As we used to say in Ireland in the ’80s, vote early, vote often!

2 Responses

  1. iain Says:

    Up north we still say it…

  2. Safe as Milk » Blog Archive » Think you should have a vote? Says:

    [...] those of you who believe that you should have a vote, but have not yet received ballots for the Maemo community council referenda please let me know. A reminder of the criteria for eligibility: all those who have had a maemo.org [...]