I think the proposal was to publish whether or not specific chapters have
voted at all, not what their votes specifically were.

J

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 5:08 PM, Itzik - Wikimedia Israel <
it...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> I'm against publishing the chapters votes before the end of the elections.
> More than that - I even offered before the election started that the
> chapters votes will be confidential between them and be collected by
> the moderators.
>
> I believe that each chapter needs to vote as he think, not be looking on
> others votes and decide by the way the wind's blowing. This is the way most
> elections are done.
>
> After the election, I don't have problem that the chapters votes will be
> publish publicly.
>
>
>
>
>
> *Regards,Itzik Edri*
> Chairperson, Wikimedia Israel
> +972-(0)-54-5878078 | http://www.wikimedia.org.il
> Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the
> sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment!
>
>
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 3:03 PM, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am unable to report which chapters voted. The voting process is closed.
> > Right now I have to recommend encouraging all chapters to vote.
> >
> > The election rules are decided by chapters and chapters have said closed
> > election. I do not think this was a well-discussed rule, but whatever the
> > case, it cannot be changed by the community and needs to be changed by
> > chapters. Community discussion could influence it. I think that it is a
> > rule that could change. Asking chapters to have open voting could be
> > another reason to contact chapters, or open voting might be a problem - I
> > am not sure.
> >
> > Even if voting were not completely open, there could be other kinds of
> > openness, like just a list of who voted. Right now, I cannot provide
> that.
> > Any chapter can look at the list and see who voted and who did not.
> >
> > For the next election (in three years) I will propose a change. I want it
> > to be easier for chapters to self-report their votes in a public way, if
> > they choose to do so. Even if the election is closed, enough individual
> > chapters seem to want to self-disclose.
> >
> > yours,
> >
> >
> >
> > On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:50 AM, Andrew Gray <andrew.g...@dunelm.org.uk>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Lane,
> > >
> > > While I agree that it's good for people to encourage their
> > > chapters/other organizations to vote, we would need to know whether
> > > they've voted before doing this...
> > >
> > > As far as I can see, the voting is entirely done on chapterswiki -
> > > which is fair enough, and it's reasonable to have this semi-private.
> > > However, it means that the only people who can tell if a given chapter
> > > has voted or not are people closely associated with the chapters, who
> > > presumably already know whether they've voted or not.
> > >
> > > Would it be possible to have a public list of which organizations have
> > > voted and which ones have yet to do so? I don't think this would
> > > materially affect the confidentiality of the vote itself, and it might
> > > help encourage some groups to actually vote.
> > >
> > > Andrew.
> > >
> > > On 3 May 2016 at 12:43, Lane Rasberry <l...@bluerasberry.com> wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > As of now, 13 of 42 eligible organizations have voted in the 2016
> > > chapters'
> > > > election for 2 of 10 Wikimedia Foundation seats on the board of
> > trustees.
> > > > In the last election, 1/3 of organizations did not vote. Anyone who
> > > wishes
> > > > to influence the election could do so by asking sleepier chapters to
> > vote
> > > > by the May 7 end of election.
> > > >
> > > > Feel free also to pressure more active chapters to do their duty to
> > > support
> > > > less organized chapters in voting. Support can mean having
> > > > chapter-to-chapter encouragement to vote. All chapters appreciate
> being
> > > > reminded. All eligible organizations are supposed to vote. The
> election
> > > > result is more sound with more votes.
> > > >
> > > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Affiliate-selected_Board_seats/2016
> > > >
> > > > yours,
> > > >
> > > > --
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