That isn't a dumb question, Jason; no, we have not set up a minimum
percentage of voters, in part because “membership” in Code4Lib is such an
amorphous thing. We definitely do not have 3500 active members, no matter
what our listserv subscription looks like. But we do get close to 500
attendees at conferences, not all of whom are the same from year to year,
so I will be disappointed in us if we don’t get at LEAST that many votes.
Speaking purely practically, I hope that we will see enough votes come in
that nobody tries to argue for invalidating the election results because of
it. I will be furious if all of this work was for naught.
On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 4:02 PM, Jason Bengtson <[log in to unmask]>
> I apologize if this is a dumb question, or something I've just missed or
> forgotten, but is there a minimum percentage vote tally required to certify
> a result?
> Best regards,
> *Jason Bengtson*
> *http://www.jasonbengtson.com/ <http://www.jasonbengtson.com/>*
> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 2:55 PM, Kyle Banerjee <[log in to unmask]>
> > I would be leery of interpreting abstention in that way. Similar logic
> > been employed in some states to prevent referendums involving tax
> > to be passed.
> > My sense is that the low vote total reflects that people understand this
> > a serious issue requiring an informed decision. Those who don't have the
> > time or background to fully digest what each option means might well hang
> > back rather than unintentionally indicate a preference that could lead to
> > serious problems.
> > In any case, people who feel the current system is fine and don't want to
> > pursue alternatives can affirmatively choose that we keep things as they
> > are.
> > kyle
> > On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 12:35 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > On Oct 24, 2017, at 3:02 PM, Eric Lease Morgan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > >
> > > >> Just bumping this, to remind people to vote. We have 129 votes cast,
> > so
> > > >> far, and I suspect more people are interested in the outcome of this
> > > than
> > > >> have voted, yet.
> > > >>
> > > >> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K5MWGNC
> > > >
> > > > Yes, please vote. Otherwise, I don’t think we — the community -- will
> > > get enough input to make a sound decision.
> > >
> > >
> > > Here’s a radical idea. There are essentially three choice in the vote:
> > >
> > > 1. Do nothing
> > > 2. Incorporate
> > > 3. Partner with fiscal agent
> > >
> > > There are approximately 3,500 people in our community. Each non-vote
> > could
> > > be counted as a vote for #1. If so, then we are well on track for doing
> > > nothing. 8-D —Earache
> > >