On 23 August 2017 at 12:32, Katie Chan <k...@ktchan.info> wrote: > On 23/08/2017 00:33, Andy Mabbett wrote: >> >> >> By definition, no, it is not. "An election is a formal group >> decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to >> hold public office." In this case the choice of who holds office is >> made by the board, not the community who "vote". At best it's a >> nomination process. >> > > Let's go with the broader definition from (en) Wiktionary - "A process of > choosing ... or other representatives by popular vote.", or even beyond the > first sentence from en Wikipedia - "To elect means "to choose or make a > decision", and so sometimes other forms of ballot such as referendums are > referred to as elections, especially in the United States.".
The community does not chose the representatives. It merely makes *non-binding* recommendations. The choice - as to whether *or not* to accept them - rests entirely with the board. -- Andy Mabbett @pigsonthewing http://pigsonthewing.org.uk _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>