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Proposal Details

Proposal ID383
ProposalElection of the Officers of the GPUS by Online Elections
PresenterThe Green Party of Colorado GPCO
Floor ManagerCraig Thorsen
PhaseClosed
Discussion03/16/2009 - 03/29/2009
Voting03/30/2009 - 04/05/2009
ResultFailed
Presens Quorum34 0.6666
Consens Quorum70 0.6666 of Yes and No Votes

Background

Attendance at a National Meeting should not determine whether a delegate can vote on GPUS officers. Grassroots democracy and transparency are supported by an application of the online voting procedures already established in the Bylaws and Rules and Procedures of the GPUS.

Proposal

Article VI A) of the bylaws is changed to read:

 

At least nine weeks before a national Green Party gathering, the Secretary
of the GPUS shall ask members of the National Committee for nominations for
the various offices. Four weeks shall be given for all nominations to be
submitted. Once all the nominations have been received by the Secretary,
candidates shall submit a biography and vision statement online for all
delegates to read at least one week before an online vote. Candidates shall
be encouraged to submit online videos of their biographies and vision
statements. The elections shall occur four weeks before a national GPUS
gathering with two weeks allotted for discussion and one week for voting.
The result shall be announced within the week before the GPUS gathering.

Article VI C) 1. of the bylaws is changed to read:

Steering Committee members and Co-chairs shall be elected using Single
Transferable Voting (STV, also known as choice voting and preference
voting), with a fractional Droop Threshold (the number of votes divided by
(the number of seats to be filled plus one): [Votes/ (Seats+1)] and
fractional transfers. A candidate must pass the Droop Threshold in order to
be elected.

 

Time Line: Implement before the Annual National Meeting (ANM) in 2009.

Resources

The online voting software is already in place. Time is a resource. The time will be spent by the floor manager of the votes and the manager of the voting page.

Contact: Thomas Kelly GPCO Del

  2931 S. Washington St.

  Englewood, CO 80113

  303-789-3156

References

http://www.gp.org/documents/bylaws.shtml

http://www.gp.org/documents/rules.shtml


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