Hoi,
There is a difference between your formality and what actually happens. The
board is unlikely to not accept a chosen representative. I wonder if it
ever did. Given the quality of the people who can be chosen from, do you
really expect this to happen and consequently what is it what you want to
achieve except for airing your formality?
Thanks,
     GerardM

On 4 May 2016 at 12:58, Andreas Kolbe <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:43 PM, 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.
> >
>
>
> Lane,
>
> A procedural question: Is the chapters' vote binding on the board, or is it
> the same as for the three community board seats, where the community
> members selected in the community vote are merely recommendations that the
> sitting board is free to accept or reject?
>
> If the winners' actually joining the board is dependent on the sitting
> board's approval of these candidates, then it's not really a chapter
> "election" for those board seats: it would be more precise to speak of the
> chapters' vote as a vote to identify chapter-recommended candidates for
> those two board seats.
>
> While that's more clunky – if that's what it really is, then I think it's
> important that we use language that accurately reflects the process by
> which community- and chapter-selected candidates end up on the board.
>
> Best,
> Andreas
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