[Kubuntu-council] Kubuntu Council Elections 2019 - Call for Nominations

Aaron Honeycutt honeycuttaaron3 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 15 16:29:47 UTC 2019

I'd like to put my name in for another term. Thank you Rik for starting the

On Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 3:33 AM Rik Mills <rikmills at kubuntu.org> wrote:

> Hello Kubuntu community!
> The terms for the following Council members are due to expire on the 1st
> September 2019:
> Aaron Honeycutt
> Rick Timmis
> Rik Mills
> I hereby call for nominations for the Kubuntu Council to elect three (3)
> members and hope that  Aaron Honeycutt, Rick Timmis, Rik Mills will
> continue to serve until we have the names of the new Council members.
> I will update the Kubuntu Calendar to reflect these new dates.
> The term is for two years, spanning 1st September 2019 to 1st September
> 2021.
> As in the past, the election will be conducted using CIVS (Condorcet
> Internet Voting Service) - http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html and
> the top three ranking vote recipients will be elected.
> Schedule:
> Nomination period: Now to the 24th August 2019
> Ballot Preparation: 23rd August to the next day
> Voting Period: 24th August 31st August
> End Poll/Results Announced: 31st August
> New Term Begins: 1st September 2019
> This schedule shortens all the time-lines compared to our usual 2
> months, so please nominate yourselves or others quickly.
> A volunteer Kubuntu Member is also now required to conduct the actual poll.
> The above deadlines may be subject to minor revision, and a follow up
> email will give details if this is so. However, nominations open NOW so
> please be as prompt as possible.
> Please mention what you would like to accomplish within the Kubuntu
> project (Why people should vote for you)
> Eligibility:
> All Kubuntu Members ( https://launchpad.net/~kubuntu-members/+members )
> are eligible to be nominated and to vote. If you have a public email
> address in Launchpad, you need take no further action to receive your
> voting ballot. If you do not have a public email address, please contact
> me off-list with the address you'd like your ballot sent to, otherwise
> you will be unable to vote.
> Nominations:
> All Kubuntu members are eligible. The Kubuntu Council is intended to
> represent all of the Kubuntu community. Applications from involved
> non-developers are encouraged. If you are nominating someone else,
> please confirm their willingness to serve before nominating them.
> Nominations should be done in public via either kubuntu-users or
> kubuntu-devel mailing lists. If there is some extraordinary reason that
> precludes that, contact me directly.
> Commitment:
> The Kubuntu Council is the leadership body of Kubuntu.  Members of the
> council are expected to be active in the Kubuntu community/project. It
> has three primary roles:
>  - Approve development plans for future Kubuntu releases
>  - Approve Kubuntu membership applications
>  - Resolve disputes within the Kubuntu project
> The time commitment is not large. Meetings are generally only once every
> several months and conducted via IRC. However, we do need the Kubuntu
> Council to lead the community, not sit back and only attend meetings.
> Questions:
> If there are questions, you can contact us via this mailing list or (if
> really necessary) via direct mail.  We can also be found on Freenode IRC
> in #kubuntu, #kubuntu-council or #kubuntu-devel
> Many thanks to all and please remember "time is of the essence".
> Happy nominating and voting,
> Rik Mills
> Kubuntu Council
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