Dear community members,
A call for the re-election of the openSUSE Board was made by openSUSE member Pierre Böckmann  on the 13th of March 2020.
The openSUSE Board election rules  state the following regarding "forced re-election",
« If 20 per cent or more of the openSUSE members require a new board, an election will be held for the complete elected Board seats. »
Therefore, the Election Committee is setting up an electronic petition whereby openSUSE members can state whether they support a re-election of the Board by casting a vote. The procedure will follow similar rules as the previous electronic elections.
openSUSE members  having an active membership will receive their voting link and credential on their member email alias. Once they log onto the voting platform they will be presented a question that asks:
"Are you in favour of a re-election of the Board?"
There will be only one answer to select and which states:
"Yes, I call for a re-election of the openSUSE Board"
Members who want to sign the petition to call for a non-confidence vote can do so by voting yes.
The petition will allow the Election Committee to measure whether 20% of the community are in favour of a re-election.
=== Schedule ===
The petition schedule will be as follows:
25 May 2020 - Publish wiki page about the petition, its schedule & procedure - Announcement of the petition on the project mailing list & social media - Ballot is open
15 June 2020 - Ballot is closed
16 June 2020 - Result is announced on the mailing list
We are hereby calling the community to comment on the above procedure & schedule. The deadline for comments is 20 May 2020 23h59 CET.
(on behalf of the Election Committee)
 https://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-project/2020-03/msg00091.html  https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board_election_rules  https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Members