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##### RE: [opensuse-project] Revising the Board Election Rules, 3rd iteration

Looking closer into the rule, I think it needs to be made clearer, so
here's a
new version of it:

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Continuity

It is desired to "roll over" about half of the seats with each term
expiration.
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And here's the new renewal rule:
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Renewal

Before the election, the election committee defines how many seats are
one year term seats and how many seats are two year term seats.

One year term seats will only be defined if the following election
would have less than two seats to be filled. In this case the number
of one year seats is calculated so that for the election in the next
year two seats will have to be filled.

The elected members get assigned in descending order of number of
votes first to fill up the two year term seats, and then to the one
year term seats.
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And now I think we should change the the name of the "Renewal" rule. Or
merge
the two rules above to one "Continuity".

Anybody with great ideas?

A minor edit to make it clearer:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Continuity

Before the election, the election committee defines how many vacant seats
are "one year term" seats and how many vacant seats are "two year term"
seats.

One year term seats will only be defined if there would be fewer than two
seats to be filled at the following annual election. In this case the
number of one year seats is calculated so that two seats will have to be
filled at the following annual election.

The elected members are assigned in descending order of number of votes. The
two year term seats are filled first, and then the one year term seats.
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I think the final sentence should go into the section on "Voting".

David

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