[MEI-L] Update on the current MEI board elections

Peter Stadler stadler at edirom.de
Thu Dec 19 14:59:50 CET 2019

Dear MEI community,

just a brief update on the current elections since we are a little bit delayed …
The nomination phase is already closed and at present we are still collecting candidate statements. We decided to extend this phase because the original schedule was extremely tight. So, once we received the candidate statements (the candidates know the deadline ;) we will be starting the election phase which will run until January 10, 2020.

We are sorry for the delay and the confusion it may have caused but still considered it to be the better option in the interest of the community and the candidates.

With seasonal greetings
Benni & Peter
MEI election administrators

> Am 13.11.2019 um 16:09 schrieb Benjamin W. Bohl <b.w.bohl at gmail.com>:
> **Too long to read?** visit: https://forms.gle/XwJR95FYn1xYcrDK7
> Dear MEI Community,
> on 31 December 2019 the terms of three MEI Board members will come to an end. The entire Board wishes to thank Andrew Hankinson, Johannes Kepper and Eleanor Selfridge-Field for their service and dedication to the MEI community.
> In order to fill these soon-to-be-vacant positions, elections must be held. The election process will take place in accordance with the Music Encoding Initiative By-Laws.[1]
> To nominate a canadidate, please do so via this form: https://forms.gle/XwJR95FYn1xYcrDK7
> The timeline of the elections will be as follows:
> Nomination phase (13 November – 11 December, 2019)
> - Nominations can be sent by filling in the nomination form between 13 November – 11 December, 2019.[2]
> - Any person who today is a subscriber of MEI-L has the right to nominate candidates.
> - Nominees have to be members of the MEI-L mailing list but may register until 11 December 2019.
> - Individuals who have previously served on the Board are eligible for nomination and re-appointment.
> - Self nominations are welcome.
> - Individuals will be informed of their nomination when received and asked to confirm their willingness to serve on the Board.
> - Acceptance of a nomination requires submission of a short CV and a personal statement of interest in MEI (a maximum of 200 words each) to elections at music-encoding.org by 12 December, 2019. Candidates who have been nominated but who have not confirmed their willingness will not be included on the ballot.
> Election phase (13 December – 18 December, 2019)
> - The voting period will be open from 13 December – 18 December, 2019.
> - The election will take place using OpaVote and the Ranked Choice Voting method (https://www.opavote.com/methods/ranked-choice-voting).
> - You will be informed about the election and your individual voting tokens in a separate e-mail.
> Post election phase
> - Election results will be announced after the elections have closed.
> - The term of the elected candidates starts on 1 January 2020.
> - The first meeting of the new MEI Board will be held on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 8:00 pm in Germany (e.g. 7:00 pm in the UK, or 11:00 am USA west coast, or 2:00 pm USA east coast) 
> The selection of Board members is an opportunity for each of you to have a voice in determining the future of MEI.
> Thank you for your support,
> Peter Stadler and Benjamin W. Bohl
> MEI election administrators 2019
> by appointment of the MEI Board
> [1] The By-laws of the Music Encoding Initiative are available online at: http://music-encoding.org/community/mei-by-laws.html
> [2] All deadlines are referenced to 11:59 pm (UTC)
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