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authorBryce Harrington <bryce@bryceharrington.org>2018-05-24 15:41:36 -0700
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### Procedure
-The [[X.Org Foundation|XorgFoundation]] holds annual elections for its [[Board of Directors|/BoardOfDirectors]]. The full set of election rules is laid out in the [[Bylaws|http://www.x.org/wiki/BylawReview]]. What follows is a brief unofficial summary.
+The [[X.Org Foundation|XorgFoundation]] holds annual elections for its [[Board of Directors|/BoardOfDirectors]]. The full set of election rules are laid out in the [[Bylaws|http://www.x.org/wiki/BylawReview]]. What follows is a brief unofficial summary.
Normally half of the board, 4 of the 8 members, are up for election each year for a two year term. If additional vacancies are present in the board, additional members will be elected to fill the remaining portion of vacated terms.
The [[Members|http://members.x.org/]] of the X.Org Foundation are eligible to vote in elections. [[Membership|Membership]] is open to individuals who have contributed to the X Window System in some way, typically code, documentation or substantive public service.
-Votes are collected via a web application on [[http://members.x.org/|http://members.x.org/]] during an announced period. Each voter provides a ranked list of their preferences among the nominated candidates. The results are then tallied using the [[simple Borda Count method|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count]].
+Votes are collected via a web application on [[http://members.x.org/|http://members.x.org/]] during an announced period. Each voter provides a ranked list of their preferences among the nominated candidates. The results are then tallied using the [[simple Borda Count method|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borda_count]].
For example, in an election with 6 candidates, the rankings are scored as follows:
@@ -94,7 +94,7 @@ A director is expected to participate in the fortnightly IRC meeting to discuss
A member may nominate themselves or any other member they feel is qualified. Nominations should be sent to the Election Committee at elections at x.org.
-Nominees shall be required to be current members of the X.Org Foundation, and submit a personal statement of up to 200 words that will be provided to prospective voters. The collected statements, along with the statement of contribution to the X.Org Foundation in the members account page on http://members.x.org, will be made available to all voters to help them make their voting decisions.
+Nominees shall be required to be current members of the X.Org Foundation, and submit a personal statement of up to 200 words that will be provided to prospective voters. The collected statements, along with the statement of contribution to the X.Org Foundation in the member's account page on http://members.x.org, will be made available to all voters to help them make their voting decisions.
Nominations, membership applications or renewals and completed personal statements must be received no later than 23:59 UTC on AA MONTH 20YY.
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ Congratulations, you have been nominated for the X.Org board of directors!
<Add some text about the goals of the foundation and the role of directors?>
-If you wish to apply, you are required to be current members of the X.Org Foundation. You should then submit a personal statement of up to 200 words that will be provided to prospective voters. The collected statements, along with the statement of contribution to the X.Org Foundation in the members account page on http://members.x.org, will be made available to all voters to help them make their voting decisions.
+If you wish to apply, you are required to be current members of the X.Org Foundation. You should then submit a personal statement of up to 200 words that will be provided to prospective voters. The collected statements, along with the statement of contribution to the X.Org Foundation in the members account page on http://members.x.org, will be made available to all voters to help them make their voting decisions.
I hope you will apply!
@@ -234,7 +234,7 @@ Note that the election will close at 23:59 UTC on AA MONTH 20YY. At that time,
Subject: 20YY X.Org Foundation Election/By-laws vote results
-The Board of Directors election and the vote on the By-laws concluded at 23:59 UTC on AA MONTH 20YY. There are 104 current Members of the X.Org Foundation, and $NUM_VOTES Members cast votes. This is a $TURNOUT_PERCENT% turn out.
+The Board of Directors election and the vote on the By-laws concluded at 23:59 UTC on AA MONTH 20YY. There are $NUM_MEMBERS current Members of the X.Org Foundation, and $NUM_VOTES Members cast votes. This is a $TURNOUT_PERCENT% turn out.
In the election of the Directors to the Board of the X.Org Foundation, the results were that $FULLNAME1, $FULLNAME2, $FULLNAME3 and $FULLNAME4 were elected for two year terms.
@@ -287,6 +287,6 @@ The total number of eligible votes cast in the new By-laws approval question was
[[BoD Election 2017 & Vote on Membership Agreement Changes|/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2017/]]
-[[Board of Directors Election 2018|/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2018/]]
+[[BoD Election 2018|/BoardOfDirectors/Elections/2018/]]
### Upcoming Elections