Re: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy
At 11:56 03.04.2001 -0700, William X. Walsh wrote:
> > Well, none of the candidates are dead, that I know of. But we have no
> > established practice here, and it seems pretty clear that the NC will
> > have to make a determination. Well, I suppose the GA could vote on
> > what to do...
>I think the voting system adequately deals with this. There really is
>no crisis here.
well, there are 2 reasonable choices:
- Run the vote as scheduled, note that (if the resignee is a winner) either
the chair or the co-chair has resigned, raise the co-chair to chair if the
chair was the resignee, and call a new election for co-chair
- Before the first round of counting, eliminate all resigned candidates
I know positively that I did not think of this when writing the rules;
there is nothing to cover resignation of a candidate after accepting.
So by the default of "run the rules as written", the first option wins.
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