Effective June 30th, Astrid Olin has withdrawn her candidacy for the 2019 Board election for personal reasons.
The Elections Committee wishes Astrid all the best in her continued work for the OTW.
The OTW is pleased to announce the following candidates for the 2019 Election (in alphabetical order by given name):
Because we have 2 seats to be filled and 4* candidates, the 2019 election will be contested – that is, the members of the OTW will vote on which candidates fill the seats.
The Elections Committee is excited to introduce the candidates to all of the members of the OTW! Included in this post are links to short Bios and Platforms written by the candidates. This post also marks the beginning of our Q&A period, during which we invite the public to submit questions for the candidates. Additionally, we will be holding a series of live chats – dates and times for those are to be announced based on candidate availability. Information on the voting period and how to vote will also be posted shortly.
In the meantime, there is a timeline of Elections events available here for your reference. Read on to learn more about our candidates and how you can submit questions for them!
We asked each candidate to provide us with a bio that sums up their professional and fannish experience, as well as to write a Platform about their goals for their term on the Board by answering the following questions:
You can read both the candidates’ answers to these questions and their bios by following the link below.
*July 1: Per an announcement, Astrid Olin withdrew from the ballot.
Candidates will also answer questions from the public. Anyone may submit questions via the Elections form. Please submit all questions by 11:59pm UTC on June 24 (what time is that where I live?). All candidates will answer each question submitted, subject to the following restrictions:
The posting date for answers will be chosen depending on the number of questions received. Posts will be spread out, arranged by topic, to make it easier for voters to read all the answers.
The OTW Elections committee is pleased to announce that the timeline for the 2019 election for new members of the Board of Directors has been posted!
This year’s election will be held August 9-12. This means that the deadline for staff to declare their candidacy is June 14.
As usual, the election membership deadline is June 30. If you’re interested in voting, please make sure your membership is active as of that date.
If you want to know more about the election process in general, you can check out the Elections Policies.
We’re looking forward to an active election season with ample communication between candidates and voters, and we hope you’ll be a part of it. Don’t forget to follow the Elections committee on Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news!
If you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact Elections.