2017 Election and membership agreement approval voting OPEN

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 21:32:43 UTC 2017

On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 4:48 PM, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> link:
> https://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2017/
> 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:
> https://www.x.org/wiki/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2017/

Just a reminder that the updates to the membership agreement require
2/3 of the membership to vote so please do!


> 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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