[Ratification-discuss] schedule as currently envisioned
Scheme at Bawden.Org
Sun Apr 8 00:50:05 EDT 2007
From: William D Clinger <will at ccs.neu.edu>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2007 08:45:07 -0400
Alan Bawden wrote:
> Or maybe we should just keep the registration open until the
> draft is published, then wait two weeks before starting the vote?
That makes sense to me.
Closing the voter registration when the draft is published will
disenfranchise those who hadn't been paying attention and learn
about the registration requirement only after they are awakened by
the buzz that will follow publication and discussion of the draft.
It is unclear whether the Steering Committee would consider that a
feature or a bug.
I'd be curious what others thought about that. In my -personal-
opinion I'm not very concerned about disenfranchising people who don't
wake up to what is happening until the final draft appears. But I
would also be content if we allowed voter registration to continue for
some fixed period -after- the Editors submit their final draft -- one
or two weeks, say.
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