Gentoo Trustee elections
This page lists a summary of the Gentoo Trustee Elections, including the Results for previous elections and links for each election.
Gentoo Trustee election rules
Election rules, based on Gentoo Foundation Bylaws:
- Gentoo Board of Trustees is composed of five elected members
- Elections happen every year with the announcement of the record date and conclude in advance of the Annual General Meeting, normally held in August.
- There should be at least three election officials plus at least one person assigned from Gentoo Infrastructure project to handle their side of the election. Officials are allowed to vote in the election but they aren't allowed to run in it. They are selected by the current Board of Trustees.
- There is nominally one month for nominations and one month for voting. In special cases current Board of Trustees may decide to shorten that period. Anyone can nominate.
- All Gentoo Foundation members may vote but only active Gentoo developer members of age above 18 are allowed to run (legal requirement). To run in the election, a person has to be nominated on the gentoo-nfp mailing list and personally accept that nomination on the same list.
- Members who are active Gentoo developers vote using votify script on dev.gentoo.org.
- Members who aren't active Gentoo developers should mail their GPG-signed ballot files to election officials who will verify authenticity of those and pass them to infra so they are taken into account while counting votes. Special care should be taken to ensure the ballot is signed by the gpg key in the Foundation records.
- After voting period is over, all election officials verify results provided by Infrastructure project member assigned to the election and then post them to the gentoo-nfp mailing list.
Condorcet method of voting
For both Foundation and Council elections, Condorcet method of voting is used to count votes.
To cast votes in the Trustee elections we use the program named votify which is installed on dev.gentoo.org.
Instructions on how to use votify to cast a vote:
- If you're eligible to vote in that election, log in to dev.gentoo.org
- Type votify --new election-name to create a new ballot file
- Edit .ballot-election-name file in your home directory and rank the candidates
- Once you're finished, use votify --verify election-name command to verify the validity of your ballot file
- If everything is okay, use votify --submit election-name to submit your vote for the election. Don't forget your vote doesn't count until you submit it.
- If you run into problems, you can either work them out yourself using votify --help or contact election officials and ask them for help
Gentoo Trustee elections
This article is based on a document formerly found on our main website gentoo.org.
The following people contributed to the original document: Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) (author, November 8, 2011), David Abbott (dabbott) (author)
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