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2018 Elections Overview
« on: October 31, 2017, 11:09:07 pm »
Altonimbus Entertainment is the name of the organization that owns and runs the Kumoricon convention. Altonimbus, and thereby Kumoricon, is governed by a board of directors consisting of nine members who each serve annual terms. Terms begin and end at the annual meeting of the body which elects each board member.

Seven of the nine board members are elected by the membership (staff of Kumoricon) at the Annual Meeting of the Membership:
  • Chair (a.k.a. President)
  • Director of Infrastructure
  • Director of Membership
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Programming
  • Director of Publicity
  • Director of Relations
Nominations are currently open for candidates for these positions. You may nominate, second, and respond to nominations in Nominations for 2018 Member-Elected Board Positions.

You may post questions to candidates in the respective thread for each position.

At the Annual Meeting of the Membership, elections are held for each position. For each election, there are candidate opening speeches, a period for questions to the candidates, and voting by secret, written ballots.

Members must be present in person to vote, except for proxy voting. If you are a Member of Altonimbus Entertainment but cannot attend the meeting, you may designate another Member as your proxy. This means that the Member you designate as your proxy is authorized to cast your vote in your stead for any election or matter that comes before the membership for a particular meeting. A Member may only act as a proxy for no more than two other Members for a particular vote. You may authorize a proxy in either of two ways: (1) The Member not attending the meeting may authorize another Member using the online proxy authorization system (this link will begin working by end of day November 4), or (2) The proxy attending the meeting may bring a printed form to the meeting signed by the absent Member. Only one or the other is required, not both. The full proxy policy is printed on the authorization form.

As in previous elections, the process will include an anonymous question and comment period.

There is a more detailed elections process document available to staff members (staff login required) detailing the elections meeting policy and procedure. This policy has had some very minor revisions since the last election, mostly to reflect changes in October's bylaws amendments, as well as making the wording gender-neutral. We encourage interested staff to review it.

The Annual Meeting of the Membership has been officially scheduled for Sunday, November 12, 2017, at 10:00am, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland. Please see the meetings page for the most up-to-date meeting information.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 09:49:24 pm by JeffT »
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