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

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