2004-01-06.jrk.1.br.1: Elect New Treasurer
January 6th, 2004
The board of directors approved the resolution below using e-mail voting this week.
Branden Robinson has expressed a desire to resign his position as Treasurer, leaving that position vacant;
The position of Treasurer is essential to several SPI functions, including the handling of donations to SPI, and must therefore be filled as quickly as is reasonably possible;
All recent additions to the Board have been elected, reflecting the Board's accountability to the contributing membership of SPI;
The Board is obligated to add new officers in the same manner as it adds other Board members;
The Board resolves that
The Board of Directors calls an election of the contributing membership for the vacant position of Treasurer and the associated seat on the board of directors.
The election shall be organized and overseen by the SPI Secretary or his designate.
The period of nomination for candidates shall begin immediately upon passage of this resolution and shall have a duration of 7 days. The election overseer, as mentioned in paragraph 5 above, shall make timely announcements of the beginning and end of this period and of all nominations validly made.
Only self-nominations shall be allowed, and nomination will be done through email to the election overseer and to an SPI mailing list accessible to all contributing members.
Candidates must submit position statements during the nomination period. All submitted position statements will not be made available until the end of the nomination period, whereupon they will be simultaneously published on SPI's website.
Candidates and voters shall both be contributing members.
If there is only one valid nomination by the end of the nomination period, the sole nominee shall be immediately appointed to the board of directors of Software in the Public Interest, Inc., if he or she is not already on the board, and shall then assume the duties of Treasurer. Otherwise, the following shall apply:
The voting period shall begin immediately upon the conclusion of the nomination period and shall have a duration of 7 days. The election overseer shall make timely announcements of the beginning and end of this period and of the verified results of the voting.
The voting shall take place on the Software in the Public Interest website using the Condorcet election method.
The most preferred candidate, as determined by the method stated above, is hereby appointed to the board of directors of Software in the Public Interest, Inc., replacing Branden Robinson, 7 days after the election overseer announces the verified results, if he or she is not already on the board, and shall then assume the office of Treasurer.
While the board may repeal paragraph 13 before the appointment takes effect, the board resolves to do so only if there are problems with the conduct or integrity of the election.