Re: ArbCom elections, July 2007: Latest news.
Terin Stock <terinstock <at> bellsouth.net>
2007-07-06 05:39:04 GMT
It's not clear from here, or on the wiki page (that I can see, anyway;
though I might have over looked), if one can nominate themselves.
I know that in other elections on various wikis, it is possible for one
to nominate themselves, as long as they met the requirements. However,
due to the purpose of ArbCom, I can understand if this will not be
On another note, can an Administrator of this list email me privately,
so I may correctly update my information.
Martin Peeks wrote:
> On behalf of Thunderhead and the Election Coordinators.
> Hello everyone,
> The July 2007 Arbitration Committee Election will begin accepting
> nominations on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 22:00 UTC, and voting will
> begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 22:00 UTC. Wikinewsies will have
> the opportunity to choose three candidates to be elected to the
> Arbitration Committee for the upcoming year. The Arbitration Committee
> is the ultimate dispute resolution authority in the project.
> The election will be conducted on-wiki on the election page. Prior to
> the voting phase, there will be a a nomination phase where established
> Wikinewsies can nominate other users for the position. In order to
> nominate a user, you must meet the eligibility requirements (see below).
> Nominees, however, need not meet any requirements in order to take part
> in the election.
> The three candidates with the most votes will be appointed to the
> committee after the votes have been verified by the Wikinews Arbitration
> Committee Election Coordinators. In the event of a tie, a run-off
> election will be conducted.
> Once a user has been nominated, the candidate must accept the nomination
> before it will be considered valid. Election Coordinators will be
> regularly checking for fraudulent nominations and votes, and these will
> be removed if they do not meet the requirements below.
> To be eligible to vote for or to nominate a user, a contributor must
> have made his or her first edit on the English Wikinews before June 1,
> 2007, and must have had at least 250 edits on the English Wikinews
> before July 1, 2007.
> If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of us,
> either here, in private email, on IRC, or on Wiki.
> Many Thanks,
> Thunderhead, BrainNewZealand and Martinp23
> Wikinews Arbitration Committee Election Coordinators
>  - http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Wikinews:Arbitration_Committee
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