[Foundation-l] Official Election Notice -- concerns about suffrage requirements

Geoffrey Plourde geo.plrd at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 29 05:02:30 UTC 2008

I agree. I didn't even know I was eligible to vote until someone sent me an email. 

----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Snow <wikipedia at verizon.net>
To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 9:59:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Official Election Notice -- concerns about suffrage requirements

phoebe ayers wrote:
> I have two suggestions:
> Either
> a) drop this part of the requirement
> or
> b) start a site notice now for logged-in users on all projects,
> reminding them of the candidacy cut-off date and suffrage requirements
> for the election.
> A site notice, if not already planned for, is probably useful anyway
> as potential candidates may not read the mailing list or catch the
> election posts to it.
If there's a need to give people notices, this could also be a good time 
to prompt some of the people who took an interest during the last 
election in identifying eligible voters and delivering messages to them. 
That might even be more effective than using the site notice. And with 
the data-crunching and mass-notifications started earlier, hopefully 
that work wouldn't draw some of the objections from last time. (By 
saying this I'm not trying to favor b) over a); my comment applies even 
if a notice isn't required for this particular issue.)

--Michael Snow

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