wouldn't that approach support intrinsic biases? ;) 

On Sat, Oct 16, 2021 at 11:04 AM Mike Peel <email@mikepeel.net> wrote:
There are several familiar names standing for Movement Charter Drafting
Committee elections - worth a look and voting if you're eligible!

Thanks,
Mike

-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject:        [Wikimedia-l] Movement Charter Drafting Committee elections
are now open!
Date:   Tue, 12 Oct 2021 13:01:29 +0300
From:   Kaarel Vaidla <kvaidla@wikimedia.org>
Reply-To:       Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>
To:     Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org>



Hello everyone,


Voting for the election for the members for the Movement Charter
drafting committee is now open. In total, 70 Wikimedians from around the
world are running for seven seats in these elections.

As recommended by the Movement Strategy recommendations, the goal is to
assemble a Drafting Committee that will draft a Movement Charter to
ensure a common framework for decision making in the Wikimedia movement
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/Wikimedia_movement/2018-20/Recommendations/Ensure_Equity_in_Decision-making#Establish_a_common_framework_for_decision-making>.
The committee will consist of 15 members in total: The online
communities vote for 7 members, 6 members will be selected by the
Wikimedia affiliates through a parallel process, and 2 members will be
appointed by the Wikimedia Foundation. The plan is to assemble the
committee by November 1, 2021.

Voting is open from October 12 10:00 UTC to October 24, 2021 23:59
(Anywhere on Earth <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anywhere_on_Earth>).

Learn more about the candidates

Candidates from across the movement have submitted their candidatures.
Learn about each candidate to inform your vote
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Candidates>.
The statements are translated to a number of languages, so you can have
access to the information in many of your preferred languages.

Additionally, we are piloting a so-called “Election Compass
<https://mcdc-election-compass.toolforge.org/>” for this election. Click
yourself through the tool and respond to the 19 statements, and you will
see which candidate is closest to you! The tool is available in ~9
languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian,
Arabic, Indonesian, Hausa).

Voting

Similar to the previous Board elections, we have chosen Single
Transferable Vote
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/Single_Transferable_Vote>for
the voting system. The benefit of this is voters can rank their choices
in order of preference. Learn more about voting requirements
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Voting#Voting_eligibility>,
how to vote
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Voting>,
and frequently asked questions about voting
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikimedia_Foundation_elections/2021/Voting#Voting_FAQ>.


To cast your vote, please go to SecurePoll
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Movement_Charter/Drafting_Committee/Elections>.


We also offer two question and answer times, if you have any questions
regarding the Movement Charter and the voting process:w

   *

     Wednesday, 19:00 UTC, on Google Meet

   *

     Thursday, 13:00 UTC, on Zoom (that’s the Conversation Time with
     Maggie Dennis)

Please write a short message to answers@wikimedia.org
<mailto:answers@wikimedia.org>if you want to participate in one of these.

Please help select people who best fit the needs of the movement at this
time. Vote and spread the word so more people can vote for candidates.
Our aim is to have a committee with Wikimedians that combine the
diversity of the Wikimedia Movement as well as a great mix of competencies.

Best,

Kaarel Vaidla, on behalf of the Movement Strategy & Governance team,
Wikimedia Foundation

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Kaarel Vaidla (he/him)

Movement Strategy <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Strategy/2030>

Wikimedia Foundation <https://wikimediafoundation.org/>
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