Each nominee may provide up to 256 bytes of HTML text to be displayed
in the candidate list. Each nominee is provided an ETP page hosted on
openacs.org. Nominees must provide final ballot statements within 6
hours of the end of the nomination process. Nominees may modify their
ETP pages at any time.
A ballot consists of an email to the election mail alias. A ballot
template, consisting of a list of all candidate names, separated by
line breaks, in random order, will be provided on openacs.org. A
voted ballot body is a list of up to nine names from the original
list, separated by line breaks. A ballot with more than nine names is
a spoiled ballot. A line which does not exactly match one of the
original names is null, but does not spoil the ballot. A line which
repeats a name on the same ballot is null, but does not spoil the ballot.
3) Election period
The election will commence 24 hours after the close of the nomination
process, and last for 48 hours. Ballots (ie, emails) recieved before
or after this period are not considered. Ballots from email addresses
not on the voter pool list are void. If more than one ballot is
received from a single email, the last one is counted.
Each time a candidate's name appears on a ballot, the candidate
recieves one vote. The nine candidates with the most votes win.
5) Special terms
The four winning candidates with the least votes are elected to
six-month, rather than one-year, terms. This is establish the
staggered election of the OCT; in the future, all terms are intended
to last for one year.
6) One winner per organization
If more than one person from one organization (company, foundation,
university) is elected, all votes for all such persons except the one
with the most votes within that set are nullified.