Election Statistics for 2017

Now that the 2017 Election is over and the results are final, we’re happy to share with you our voter turnout statistics!

For the 2017 Election, we had 5376 total eligible voters. Of those, 682 voters cast a ballot, which represents 12.7% of the potential voters. Our voter turnout is somewhat less than that of last year, which had a turnout of 15.1%. We also saw a decrease in the number of ballots cast, from 951 to 682, which represents a 28.3% decrease. The 2017 election did, however, improve in other areas: Six candidates ran for three positions, doubled from 2016, when three candidates ran for two positions on the Board.

Elections is committed to continuing to reach out to our eligible members to encourage them to vote in elections. Whoever is elected to the Board of Directors can have an important influence on the long-term health of the OTW’s projects, and we want our members to have a say in that.

For those who might be interested in the number of votes each candidate received, please note that our election process is designed to elect an equal cohort of Board members in order to allow them to work well together, so we do not release that information. As a general rule, we also won’t disclose which of our unsuccessful candidates received the fewest votes, since we don’t want to discourage them from running again in the future when circumstances and member interest might be different.

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who participated at every stage of the election! We hope to see you at the virtual polls next year.

2017 Election Results

The Elections Committee would like to thank all of our candidates for their hard work in this year’s election. With that, we are pleased to present the results of the 2017 Election.

The following candidates (in alphabetical order) have been officially elected to the Board of Directors:

  • Claire P. Baker
  • Danielle Strong
  • Jessie Camboulives

The new members of the Board will formally begin their term overlap on October 1. We wish them well with their terms.

With that, the election season comes to a close. Thank you to everyone who got involved by spreading the word, asking the candidates questions, and, of course, voting! We look forward to seeing all of you again next year.

2017 OTW Board Voting Now Open!

 

The election has opened!

Every member who joined between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, should receive a ballot shortly, if they haven’t already. If you do not receive one by 2 a.m. UTC Friday (what time is that for me?), please check your spam folder first, then contact us via our contact form.

The election will run through 11:59 p.m. UTC on Monday, Aug. 14; check this time zone converter to find out what time that will be for you. Once you’ve voted, you can head over to Twitter and use the hashtag #OTWE17 to let us know!

Chat Transcript – July 30, 2017

briar_pipe

Hi everyone, and welcome to our Third Candidate Chat of 2017!

In today’s Chat you’ll have the opportunity to speak with these three Candidates: Jessie Camboulives, Milena Popova, and Erica Dulin.

My name is briar_pipe, and I’ll be hosting the candidate side today. On the audience/open_chat side, your host will be Carli for most of the chat, with Stephanie standing by to step in if she’s needed. All three of us are members of the Elections Committee.

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Chat Transcript – July 29, 2017

briar_pipe

Hi everyone, and welcome to our Second Candidate Chat of 2017!

In today’s Chat you’ll have the opportunity to speak with these 3 lovely candidates: Claire P. Baker, Danielle Strong, and Gimena Calixto.

My name is briar_pipe, and I’ll be hosting the candidate side today. On the audience/open_chat side, your host will be Stephanie. We’re both members of the Elections Committee.

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Chat Transcript – July 26, 2017

Araise

Hi everyone, and welcome to our First Candidate Chat of 2017!

In today’s Chat you’ll have the opportunity to speak with these 6 Candidates: Claire P. Baker, Danielle Strong, Erica Dulin, Gimena Calixto, Jessie Camboulives and Milena Popova.

My name is Araise, and I’ll be hosting the candidate side today. On the audience/open_chat side, your host will be briar_pipe. We’re both members of the Elections Committee.

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