[OSM-talk] Postponing elections, or other alternatives (Was: Modus operandi of the board)

Kathleen Danielson kathleen.danielson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 07:33:03 UTC 2014

As Paul said, leaving aside any merits of this (there are plenty of other
threads going on to discuss that), can we have some brainstorming on the
mechanics of how it might work?
There have been a few suggestions for ways to essentially "reboot" the
board, but I am not familiar enough with the bylaws/AoA to know how we
might go about doing it.

Is there *any* mechanism to put a new question to the full membership in
the upcoming election, or is it too late for that? I'm assuming we can't
postpone the coming election, but could we ask the electorate to vote to
hold another election in 3 months?

If not, can we come up with some ideas for a way outside the formal AGM
structure to essentially poll the full membership that could be seen as a
legitimate representation of their wishes?

Any other ideas are welcome, or anyone who is more familiar with the AoA,
please chime in. (I probably can't dive into them until this weekend)
On Oct 24, 2014 9:20 AM, "Paul Norman" <penorman at mac.com> wrote:

> On Oct 23, 2014, at 03:00 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us>
> wrote:
> I think it is reasonable postpone elections for three months considering
> current turmoil.
> Leaving aside any question about the merits of this, I don't believe it is
> possible. Notice has been given of the AGM, and an election must be held at
> the AGM (AOA 31).
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