I think we all know the substance of this topic  and have known for quite
some time. Everyone may call the procedure whatever suits her/him best.

Regards
Thyge - Sir48

2017-08-23 16:32 GMT+02:00 Andy Mabbett <a...@pigsonthewing.org.uk>:

> 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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> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>
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