Meeting:2012 AGM/Election results

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The following is an account of the results for the Wikimedia Australia committee election in November 2012.

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Officers positions

As only two candidates stood for each of the officer's positions, there was no need to redistribute votes. Accordingly, the following only includes first preference votes for each position.

President

Candidate Votes
Laura Hale 7
John Vandenberg 24

John Vandenberg was elected.

Vice President

Candidate Votes
Gideon Digby 11
Graham Pearce 22

Graham Pearce was elected.

Secretary

Candidate Votes
Charles Gregory 23
Robert Myers 10

Charles Gregory was elected.

Treasurer

Candidate Votes
Craig Franklin 26
Ross Mallet 7

Craig Franklin was elected.

Ordinary members

Nine candidates stood for the two Ordinary Member positions:

  • Michael Billington
  • Gideon Digby
  • Nick Dowling
  • Craig Franklin
  • Charles Gregory
  • Graham Pearce
  • Kerry Raymond
  • Steven Zhang
  • Gillian White

Three candidates, Craig Franklin, Charles Gregory and Graham Pearce, had also stood for Officer's positions, and were elected. Votes for these three candidates were removed and redistributed according to preferences. After redistribution, the distribution of votes was:

Candidate Votes
Michael Billington 5 1 3 3 3 1 1 5 0 3 0 1 6 1 3 5 0 6 1 2 3 3 1
Gideon Digby 3 1 3 6 5 4 2 5 6 0 4 3 2 1 2 2 4 0 4 6 1
Nick Dowling 2 2 2 4 6 6 3 6 4 2 5 2 5 4 1 2 2 4 4
Kerry Raymond 1 4 4 1 1 2 4 4 2 0 1 0 1 2 5 1 3 2 1 1 3 2 3 2 1 3
Steven Zhang 1 3 1 5 2 5 5 2 1 1 6 1 2 3 3 4 1 3 0 3 3 5 2 3 4
Gillian White 6 2 2 4 1 6 3 3 0 2 0 2 1 4 3 2 4 6 0 5 2 1 1 1 2 2

Count

Position One

Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Michael Billington 7 7 7 8
Gideon Digby 3 3
Nick Dowling 1
Kerry Raymond 9 10 11 14 18
Steven Zhang 6 6 8 9 12
Gillian White 5 5 5

Position Two

Kerry Raymond was removed for the second count, and votes were redistributed.

Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Michael Billington 7 7 7
Gideon Digby 3 3
Nick Dowling 3
Steven Zhang 7 9 12 15
Gillian White 10 10 10 14

Note that at the end of round 1, both Gideon Digby and Nick Dowling were tied on 3 votes. Nick Dowling was randomly eliminated. If Gideon Digby was randomly eliminated, the final result would remain unchanged.

Result

Using the election software, the two winners were Kerry Raymond and Steven Zhang.

For confirmation, additional counts were run using OpenSTV and all viable counting methods: in all cases the final results were the same as with the election software.

Conclusion

Elected members were:

  • President: John Vandenberg
  • Vice President: Graham Pearce
  • Secretary: Charles Gregory
  • Treasurer: Craig Franklin
  • Ordinary Members: Kerry Raymond and Steven Zhang

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