[Foundation-l] Information about 2009 Board of Trustees election

philippe philippe.wiki at gmail.com
Wed May 27 16:16:17 UTC 2009

Ah, OK, sorry for my misunderstanding of the question.

Indeed, we had that same discussion amongst the committee.  In the  
end, the vote timing is driven by Wikimania and the need to purchase  
tickets for the new trustees-designate to get there (at a reasonable  
price, which usually requires a 14 day advance purchase), while also  
taking the time to get the translations done as completely as possible.

In addition, it was our feeling that last year that the first week had  
- by far - the vast majority of the votes cast with relatively little  
movement afterwards.


On May 27, 2009, at 11:03 AM, Angela wrote:

> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 1:54 AM, philippe <philippe.wiki at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> The reason not to have it in two weeks is that it generally takes
>> longer than that to effectively translate both the policy pages and
>> the candidate statements to allow as many people to participate in as
>> many languages as possible.  Two weeks would almost guarantee a
>> primarily english-centric election.  In the past we've had no problem
>> getting the votes counted/confirmed in two days; we did it last year.
> I believe the suggestion is to have the vote lasting for 2 weeks, not
> starting in 2 weeks from now.
> Voting last for 3 weeks in past elections.
> Angela
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