Thank you for your work on this Jonathan. I have not participated in this discussion
because I am the designated “voter” for the global thematic chapter Wikimedia LGBT+ and
trying to stimulate discussion within that group about the candidates. It is indeed a
challenge. Good luck!
Rachel Wexelbaum, MLIS
Collection Management Librarian
Saint Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301
From: Wikimedia-us-mn <wikimedia-us-mn-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org> On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:44 AM
Subject: [Wikimedia-US-MN] Affiliate-selected board seats
A week ago, I sent a request to this list for members to review the nominees at the link
below and rank them from one (highest) to ten (lowest) and send those to me.
Two people so far have sent rankings to me.
Last night I listened in on the WALRUS conference call and learned some things.
*You may assign any nominee any number. You could give several people the same rank and
skip other ranks. You don't have to rank every nominee. For example, you could do
something like this:
#1 Candidates A & B
#2 Candidate C
#5 Candidates D & E
#10 Candidate F
(No rank on the rest.)
*The board envisioned that each affiliate would have a discussion of the candidates. To
that end, I would encourage people, if they are willing, to share with the group which
candidates they favor more or less and why. You are free to promote candidates or share
concerns about them.
While the deadline for casting our collective vote is the end of May, it's seldom wise
to wait until the last day to do something. Let's get the discussion going now so we
can make an informed decision before the deadline.
Comments and questions on this process are most welcome.