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Key: JSR355-6
Type: Bug Bug
Status: Closed Closed
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: Major Major
Assignee: Unassigned
Reporter: pcurran
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jsr355

Switch to a two-year election cycle?

Created: 08/Feb/12 05:57 AM   Updated: 03/May/12 10:37 PM   Resolved: 03/May/12 10:37 PM
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The current EG consensus is that we should do so:

  • Benefits:
    • Greater competition in elections.
    • Easier to remove non-participating members by not re-ratifying, or by voting them out.
    • More turnover would bring fresh ideas into the EC.
  • Disadvantages:
    • Potential loss of continuity and "institutional memory.
    • Counter-argument: the ratification process, and hopefully the voters' common-sense, will ensure that those who contribute are re-elected.