GNOME Foundation Elections and Referenda

Election Materials

The GNOME Foundation Membership elects the Board of Directors each June before GUADEC. Any member can nominate themself to run in the election. The overall election process is overseen by the Membership and Elections Committee, which can be reached at via GitLab.

Referenda Materials

Any member of the GNOME Foundation can suggest a referendum. To be accepted, a request for a referendum must be endorsed by 10% of the Membership. The overall referendum process is overseen by the Membership and Elections Committee, which can be reached via GitLab.

Section 7.8, Action Without Meeting By Written Ballot

Any action which may be taken at any regular or special meeting of members may be taken without a meeting if the Corporation distributes a written ballot to every member entitled to vote on the matter. Such ballot shall set forth the proposed action, provide an opportunity to specify approval or disapproval of any proposal, and provide a reasonable time within which to return the ballot to the corporation. Approval by written ballot shall be valid only when the number of votes cast by ballot within the time period specified equals or exceeds a quorum of the members, and the number of approvals equals or exceeds the number of votes that would be required to approve at a meeting at which the total number of votes cast was the same as the number of votes cast by ballot