Board election data 2014

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This post includes the raw output from the online voting service used for the OSMF 2014 AGM voting matters. Also included is an html-ified transcription with pretty bar graphs from the original pdf. Find the orignals below.

As noted elsewhere, a typo propagated into the election and so the records show a candidate Paul Normal who we know as candidate Paul Norman. I have left those typos in place.

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OSMF Stat blast 2

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This is the second in a series of articles looking at STV data from the OpenStreetMap Foundation Annual General Meeting ballot measures. In this article I look at vote rank and the number of votes per ballot and how that relates to different candidates.

Candidate ranks on ballots

Let's take a look at the rank of candidates listed on the ballots.

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OSMF Stat blast 1

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Let's look at how Single Transferrable Vote works in practice. What do the numbers from the recent OSMF AGM votes say?

Voter engagement

How many eligible voters participated in the vote?

About as many Members and Associate Members participated, or about one hundred of each group. Only Members were permitted to vote on the Special Resolutions (SR1 - SR3). The Special Resolutions required 75% agreement to carry, and they did so. Read more about OSMF Stat blast 1

LearnSTV

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The OpenStreetMap Foundation election to the Board is coming up soon, or so I hear. And will use Single Transferrable Vote (STV) for the first time. I'm not familliar with STV, not having lived in an STV jusrisdiction, and wanted to see what the proceess looked like. Dermot found some tools for use by the Board, and now I've made a tool to create example election results. Read more about LearnSTV

Remembrance Day

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Lest We Forget - In Flanders Fields - Memorial at John McCrae House, Guelph Ontario

Remembrance Day brings memories for me of a moment of silence in school and of recitations of In Flanders Fields. After having heard the poem recited hundreds of times I still find it moving. I was surprised to learn that the author of In Flanders Fields was a local. Dr. Lt. Col. John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario. Read more about Remembrance Day

Prepare: Members vs. Associate members

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What are Normal members, Ordinary members, Associate members and Members? And what can you do to prepare for the vote?

Helping yourself

Check your membership status. In your email archive you should have email from the membership secretary, detailing your renewal date and your status as member or associate member. Read more about Prepare: Members vs. Associate members

STV election explainer

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The OpenStreetMap Foundation election to board is coming up shortly. Details will be posted soonish. In the interim, some of you might be wondering what all this STV-stuff is, if you haven't seen it in your local elections.

Kate, wonderchook, offered this link as a handy demonstration of the very basics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9070OIMUg

The same video publisher made related videos that address some of the details. Read more about STV election explainer

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