[Foundation-l] Board elections

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 00:58:44 UTC 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 11:45 AM, Florence Devouard <anthere at anthere.org> wrote:
> It seems quite early to start talking about future board elections, but
> members of the previous election committee have expressed the
> recommandation that more time would be the key for 2008 board elections.

It's certainly not too early; many of the problems last year were
simply the result of the election committee running out of time to do

Some issues that we can start thinking about now include:

* translations - we can start identifying people now who will be
willing to help translate the election pages - last year there were
fewer translations completed than in previous years

* third-party involvement - will we invite SPI or another third-party
to help conduct the election again?

* changes to process - now is a good time to have discussions among
the Wikimedia community about the mechanics of the election process,
while there is plenty of time to implement changes

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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