[openstack-dev] [tc][election][ec2-api][winstackers][stable] status of teams without PTL candidates

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Mon Mar 21 17:06:01 UTC 2016

On 2016-03-21 06:14:25 -0400 (-0400), Sean Dague wrote:
> I'm +1 on Tony for Stable Maint. Though I also think that we
> should rollback any misgivings about election officials running
> for PTL slots. Of our 40 races only 7 (?) were actual elections.
> Election officials are chosen well before nominations open up, so
> when a presumed status quo is not, I don't know why we'd want
> responsible members of the community sitting on the sidelines.

This is where having two or more election officials, an open
nomination process and an impartial third-party polling system
already does a good job of protecting the community from malfeasance
on the part of an election official abusing their trust to sweep a
PTL seat.

That said, while not an election official I did recuse myself from
generating the electorate rolls this time once it was clear I was in
a contested race for PTL. Election officials should similarly feel
free to find other volunteers to take over for them if they realize
they're about to be officiating over a poll in which they're one of
the candidates, though I don't know that we need to consider that a
hard requirement if suitable volunteers are unavailable to take
Jeremy Stanley

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