Topic: EVC 2017

Its that time again! As the beginning of Phoenix election season, first up is the Election Voting Coordinator position. This position once elected will be responsible for running all other elections. The responsibilities of the EVC are laid out in the Roles and Responsibilities section of Phoenix rules. I am happy to guide any candidates through the process to make them comfortable with what the position entails.

Timeline for the election will be as follows:

May 2 - 15 Nomination of Candidates
May 16 - 29 Campaign period
May 30 - June 6 Voting
The voting booth will close at 12:01am Midnight PST on Tuesday June 7

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We are one week in and less than one to go and no nominations. Part of the strength of Phoenix is our truly democratic governance. No admins dictate what happens here. But as part of all good civics, with freedom comes responsibility. If you enjoy playing on phoenix then consider giving back to the community by giving a little bit of your time for helping keep the site running. The responsibilities of EVC and other offices are not that demanding, but absolutely essential. So nominate who you think would do well, or get a friend to nominate you. You are needed.

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I'm nominating Zuzutoo for re-election.

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I second the nomination of Zuzutoo.

- Mike

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Thirding Zuzutoo. Also, for the sake of democracy, I'll nominate Silent Hunter, Mike Palmer, and gfictional.

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I second the nominations for Silent, Mike, and Gficitional.

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I appreciate the votes of confidence but I'm looking for a break from EVC after 3+ years. I am happy to walk my successor through all of it, but I will decline the nomination at this time. I will gladly throw a second in on Mike though.
-Kevin

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Oops or a third...

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I appreciate the vote of confidence, but I have a severe lack of computer skills which make running elections, and most other activities on a PC, an impossible mission for me.  I humbly decline the nomination and urge one of the others to proceed.

- Mike

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I accept my nomination.

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No thanks, folks, I don't believe in all this election stuff. None of the other rpgs I'm in have it and games seem to work just fine. I decline the nomination.

Best of luck to whoever wins though.

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gfictional wrote:

No thanks, folks, I don't believe in all this election stuff. None of the other rpgs I'm in have it and games seem to work just fine. I decline the nomination.

Best of luck to whoever wins though.

Me too, but rules ya know!

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Only two days left for nominations. Silent is the only candidate so far. Certainly more than capable, but any other hats want to be thrown into the ring for a good democratic showdown? Time is running out!
-Kevin

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Ok, nominations are closed. Our only Candidate for EVC is Silent Hunter. Congratulations. As we have only a single Candidate, this will bee a straight forward Yay or abstain vote. I am planning on sending out voting booth invites Friday and will have it close at Midnight May 26th.

If you have questions for the candidate,this forum is open for asking them. Proceed.

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I'm not sure what campaigning one can do for this role, but it is an important role that needs to be done.

I'll get the votes up on time, maintain a high standard and deal with any relevant queries as quickly as possible. I've been round the site since it started, I spent two terms as a General Coordinator and I hope you like the cut of my jib.

Please vote for me.

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Voting has begun. If you do not receive an invitation to ballotbin please pm me and let me know. Voting will conclude at Midnight Sunday, May 28th.

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Only about 24 hours remain in EVC elections. If you have not voted make your way there.

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EVC elections are closed. The winner of course is Silent Hunter. Congratulations Silent!  I gladly hand over the keys to my successor. It should be noted that a total of 7 people voted which is an extremely poor turn out. I will freely admit, single Candidate elections are not that exciting, but participation is a hallmark of an engaged dynamic community. Nevertheless, thank you to all that did participate. Next up General Coordinator and Technical Coordinator elections start in a few days. Take it away Silent!

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Thank you for electing me. May I ask how many abstentions there were?

Silent

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I never received a ballot this time, like I normally do. I would have voted affirmative for Silent regardless, but just saying.

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Right. That is something that will have to be looked at going forward.

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The default sending-of-ballots only go out to people who've posted in the two weeks prior - checking your posts, your last before today was back in March, so that'd be why you didn't get emailed. If I remember rightly, two weeks was decided way back when as being a fair compromise between encouraging people to vote and not spamming inactive people unnecessarily, though additional ballots can of course be sent on top of that.

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Euan Reid wrote:

The default sending-of-ballots only go out to people who've posted in the two weeks prior - checking your posts, your last before today was back in March, so that'd be why you didn't get emailed. If I remember rightly, two weeks was decided way back when as being a fair compromise between encouraging people to vote and not spamming inactive people unnecessarily, though additional ballots can of course be sent on top of that.

Fair enough. I check in every week here, but your correct, I'm not in any active sims so have no recent activity as far as posts go.

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I'm not opposed to changing it to run off last login or some such to try and improve but, but if I remember rightly that caused issues with anyone who used the "keep me logged in" option. Definitely something on my list to try and make better though!