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Re[2]: [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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