OTW 2011 Board Candidates and Election News

The OTW is happy to announce that we have six highly qualified candidates who have stepped forward to fill four seats open on the Board this year, as we bid a grateful farewell to two members of the Board who have reached the end of their three-year terms, Rachel Barenblat and Sheila Lane, and to two members who have chosen to tender their resignations effective at the close of this year, citing personal reasons: Hele Braunstein and Allison Morris.

In alphabetical order by family name, our candidates are: Julia Beck, Naomi Novik, Lucy Pearson, Betsy Rosenblatt, Nikisha Sanders, and Jenny Scott-Thompson. Their personal statements will be available on the OTW Elections website beginning 17 October 2011.

We are currently working to schedule two one-hour chats with the candidates, open to all of our members and to the public. They will be held in the OTW public chatroom, accessible at this link: https://fanarchive.campfirenow.com/e79cc

The dates of the candidate chats will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. If you believe you may be unable to attend but have questions for the candidates, we encourage you to submit them via our contact form to our elections officer, Ira Gladkova, who will present them on your behalf. Transcripts of elections chats will be made available as both text and as screenshots on the elections website, shortly following each event.

Election voting will run from noon UTC on 16 November (What time is that where I live?) to noon UTC on 18 November (What time is that where I live?). Voting is restricted to current OTW members; this includes anyone who has made a donation of US$10 or more between 1 October 2010 and 17 October 2011. To renew your membership, visit http://transformativeworks.org/how-you-can-help/support.

Further information can be found on the OTW Election website.

2010 OTW Board Election Results

Los resultados de la elecciones ya fueron procesados. En orden alfabético:

Francesca Coppa
Ira Gladkova
Kristen Murphy

Felicitaciones y gracias a todas nuestras candidatas, cada una de las cuales está increíblemente calificada y es muy trabajadora. Estamos orgullosas de trabajar con todas ellas.
Los miembros de la Junta elegidos servirán por un término de 3 años.

Por favor, contacta a Rebecca Tushnet, nuestra oficial de elecciones, si tienes alguna pregunta. Para un resumen del proceso electivo que usamos, un tipo de votado preferencial, lee esto.

2010 OTW Board Election Results

The results of the election are in. In alphabetical order:

Francesca Coppa
Ira Gladkova
Kristen Murphy

Congratulations and thanks to all our candidates, each of whom is incredibly qualified and hard-working. We are proud to work with every one.

Board members from this election will serve for a 3-year term.

Please feel free to contact Rebecca Tushnet, our elections officer, with any questions. For an overview of the election process we used, a variety of preferential voting, see here.

OTW Voters – check your email!

We’re a week away from the OTW’s first contested election for seats on our Board of Directors, and all eligible voting members of the Organization for Transformative Works have now been sent voting account information!

If you made a qualifying donation and became a member between 1 October 2009 and the end of our most recent donations drive on 25 October 2010, then you should have an email which includes a unique randomly assigned username, password instructions, ballot instructions, and a link to the 2010 ballot on the OTW Election website. If you have not received this email and believe you are a qualified voting member, please contact us! We will also be posting and sending a separate reminder email on the day of the election, prior to the opening of the polls.

At noon UTC on 17 November 2010 polls will open, and that ballot will become active. (What time is that here?) Voting will continue for 48 hours, and the polls will close automatically at noon UTC on 19 November 2010. (What time is that here?)

You won’t be able to change your vote once you have cast your ballot, so we urge you to think about your choices. We have four eminently qualified candidates standing for three seats on the board — three challengers and a single incumbent. Our candidates are Hele Braunstein, Francesca Coppa, Ira Gladkova, and Kristen Murphy, and you can read more about them and about the OTW’s voting process here, on our elections website.