Hello Sustain Governance friends and allies,
We (Aspiration) are helping an open hardware community (http://openhardware.science/) put together their first election of representatives to serve as a community council to oversee governance. This post is a follow-on to an earlier post, Seeking examples or models for "equitable elections" for open communities - #5 by gunner Thanks again for all the great ideas shared there.
I’m writing now in search of open elections exemplars! I would love folks to tell me things you love/respect/admire/consider essential/recommend against about specific open election processes you respect or otherwise know of.
In particular, best practices I’m researching include:
- Nominating processes and practices: time lines, self vs. peer nominating, guidelines etc.
- Community vetting practices for candidates, e.g. town halls, candidate statements, synchronous/asynchronous Q&A, “respond to scenario” queries, etc.
- Election nuts and bolts: platforms you recommend/don’t recommend, best practices for administrating and reporting votes and totals, minimizing fraud, etc.
- Anything else that you count as any kind of “election best practice” or do/don’t.
And if you know of any write-ups, communities or sites that address the above, URLs are most appreciated.
Thanks in advance for any pointers, and I will share back the election process we come up with.