My Proposed procedures to be adopted for the election of the council members/moderator.
General Election Room.
Nomination, election and the application process.
General Election Room
A new category should be added to the Discourse called Council/ Moderator Election. (This is where election resources and process will be done). Within this category, there should be 5 sub-categories:
Announcements (sub-category 1)
This is where the election announcement wil be made throughout the cycle.
Council Nominees (sub-category 2)
This sub-category is where the community will be able to engage with, ask questions and seek clarification from nominees on their nomination profile pages of the council member nominees
Moderator nominees (sub-category 3)
This sub-category is where the community will be able to engage with, ask questions and seek clarification from nominees on their nomination profile pages of the moderator nominees
(Nominees are applicants that have submitted an application and completed the KYC and background verification process.)
Election Candidates (sub-category 4)
For the nominees profiles that has been proven and chosen by the community should be moved from “Council Nominees and moderators nominees ” to “Election Candidate sub-category. And could be on the basis of if:
There are 5 or fewer nominees in total or were there are greater than 5 nominees but the applicant is one of the top 5 nominees for council nominees)
Rejected/Withdrawn Nominations (sub-category 5)
Any application that is withdrawn by the applicant, rejected by a community vote (at either the nomination or election stage) or withdrawn for any other reason will be moved to his sub-category for record purpose.
The Nomination and Elections Process
The preliminary process should be as follows:
Phase 1: Applications process
The candidate who which to submit themselves for the service should have to apply via a Google Form. Applicants should submit their KYC information, relevant documents, and nomination profile drafts.
Phase 2: Community discussions
The community discusses the nomination profile of those who pass the KYC and background verification process. Members to have a deliberation period to discuss and interact with the nominees.
Phase 3: When the nominees are finally chosen then the election can be done on Snapshot.