Drupal Association blog: “Community Elections Task Force” request for volunteers

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The Drupal Association board passed a motion in December for a task force to be formed to revisit the election process for the at-large directors with the goal of producing a recommendation for the board to review.

At this point in time we’re seeking volunteers to self nominate as part of this task force. Please comment on https://www.drupal.org/project/da_community/issues/3263939 if you are interested. We’re looking for a diverse group that can listen to everyone in the community and come up with a well prepared outcome.

Background

Prior to the Drupal Association at-large board member election in 2020, the at-large board member would be elected by community members who had active Drupal.org accounts (created before a specific date).

For the 2020 election, only people who were members of the Drupal Association were permitted to vote. There were 1,050 votes cast in 2019, 920 votes cast in 2020, and 504 votes cast in 2021.

During the 2020 election, there was intense community discussion on whether the change to restrict voting to Drupal Association members was a positive change.

More Details

Authority

The Community Elections Task Force is an advisory committee reporting to the Drupal Association Community committee.

Responsibilities

Open discussions with the community at-large, using the means available such as social networks, groups.drupal.org, Drupal community channels, Drupal events and user groups, etc.
Consult with other open source projects that have similar needs in terms of elected members of the community in their associations/foundations.
Report periodically to the Community Committee with the progress.

End goal of the working group

Produce a recommendation that will be reviewed by the Drupal Association Board in a timely manner to apply for 2022 elections.

Composition

The Committee shall be composed of at least three, but not more than six members with voting rights.

These members are self nominating and designated by the Community committee. The Community Elections Task Force shall consult with Drupal community members at their discretion and criteria regarding diversity will be applied.

Meetings

The committee meets virtually with the frequency needed to accomplish its task.

Please self-nominate if you are interested

If you have thoughts on this topic, we urge you to self nominate yourself for this committee by leaving a comment at https://www.drupal.org/project/da_community/issues/3263939.