2017 Election and membership agreement approval voting OPEN

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 20:48:41 UTC 2017

To all X.Org Foundation Members:

The X.Org Foundation's annual election is now open and will remain
open until 23:59 UTC on 11 April 2017.

Four of the eight director seats are open during this election, with
the four nominees receiving the highest vote totals serving as
directors for two year terms.

There were five candidates nominated. For a complete list of the
candidates and their personal statements, please see the following

In addition to the board election, we are also voting on whether or
not to approve of the changes to the membership agreement.

Here are some instructions on how to cast your vote:

Login to the membership system at: https://members.x.org/

If you do not remember your password, you can click on the "lost
password" button and enter your user name. An e-mail will be sent to
you with your password. If you have problems with the membership
system, please e-mail membership at x.org.

When you login you will see a row of buttons that will allow you to
update your info, list the members, list the open ballots and logout.
Below this you will see a list of open ballots, for which you can cast
votes. At the bottom of this page you will see another row of buttons
with the current privacy policy, the provisional By-laws, the
provisional Membership Agreement and instructions on how to contact
the admin.

Note that if you click on the "Ballots" button at any time, you will
see a list of the open ballots.

To cast your vote in a ballot, click on the "Cast" button to the right
of the ballot you wish to vote on. This will bring up another page
with the list of the candidates, and a question of whether or not to
approve the new By-laws.

For the election: There is a pull-down selection box next to each
candidate. For your top choice, select "1". For your second choice,
select "2" and so forth. You should think of the numbers that you are
selecting as the ranking of your preferences. Note that you are only
able to vote for four out of the five candidates. For the fifth
candidate, simply leave the selection blank.

Note that you are NOT required to select your preferences for all four
positions. You can leave more than one blank. The only restriction is
that you cannot duplicate any of your choices (i.e., you can only
select one "1", one "2" and so forth).

For the membership agreement changes: If you approve of the changes,
select the "Yes" radio button. If you do not approve of the new
By-laws, select the "No" radio button. If you wish to abstain from
this question, select the "Abstain" radio button.

There is a link to the new membership agreement in this question, or
you can find information about the changes here:

Note that answering this question is required for your vote to be validated.

After you have completed your ballot, click the "Vote" button. Note
that once you click this button, your votes will be cast and you will
not be able to make further changes, so please make sure you are
satisfied with your votes before clicking the "Vote" button.

After you click the "Vote" button, the system will verify that you
have completed a valid ballot. If your ballot is invalid (e.g., you
duplicated a selection or did not answer the By-laws approval
question), it will return you to the previous voting page. If your
ballot is valid, your votes will be recorded and the system will show
you a notice that your votes were cast.

Note that the election will close at 23:59 UTC on 11 April 2017. At
that time, the election committee will count the votes and present the
results to the current board for validation. After the current board
validates the results, the election committee will present the results
to the Members.

Alex Deucher, on behalf of the X.Org elections committee

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