#02: Recall of Board Members [CALL FOR VOTE]

Jimmy Kaplowitz jimmy at debian.org
Tue Apr 1 15:26:54 UTC 2003

I vote YES.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz
jimmy at debian.org

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 09:11:17AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> [ chairman hat on ]
> The below bylaws amendment are up for vote among bylaws committee members.
> Committee members, please reply to this message with your vote.  Yes or no
> only, please.
> This vote will end one week from today or when three yes or three no
> votes are received, since the outcome will then be certain.
> [ proposal follows ]
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "Vacancies in the Board" shall be
> removed.
> The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "A director may be removed" shall
> be removed.
> In its place, the following shall be inserted:
>   Any Board member, including officers, may be removed from the board upon
>   the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the voting contributing membership.  No
>   individual vote or call for votes may apply to more than one person.  No
>   person may be the subject of more than one recall vote within any given
>   90-day period.
>   Subject to the above, the membership may call for a recall vote if 10
>   contributing members publically identify themselves as supporting such a
>   vote.  This shall constitute a call for votes, and a vote among the
>   membership shall then be held immediately subject to normal voting
>   procedures.  All contributing members are eligible to vote.  A ballot
>   shall have only two options: recall the Board member, or leave the member
>   in place.  The vote is tallied with a simple count.
>   If the vote to remove the Board member passes, the member is immediately
>   removed from the Board and any position as officer.
>   The member that is the subject of a removal vote may vote on that
>   question.  The removal of a Board member does not render that person
>   ineligible to run for reelection.
>   When a vacancy occurs on the board for any reason, whether or not a
>   result of a removal vote, if the next regular election for that particular
>   seat is 40 days or less away, the seat will be unfilled until the regular
>   election, at which point it will be filled using the regular procedures
>   laid out in this Article.  If the next regular election for the empty seat
>   is more than 40 days away, a special election will be called immediately
>   for that particular seat only.  The winner of that election will serve out
>   the balance of the term, and the seat will be subject to re-election at
>   the normal time.  
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