Our second community election process to choose two at-large Directors for the board of the Drupal Association concluded with the successful election of Morten Birch Heide-Jørgensen (mortendk) of Denmark and Pedro Cambra (pcambra) of Spain. The result was ratified today by the Drupal Association board. Morten and Pedro's terms begin on 1st November 2012. Steve Purkiss and Donna Benjamin will continue to sit on the board until our terms expire in February 2013. The nomination committee has a separate process underway to fill the Class Director vacancies on the board.
A very strong field of 17 candidates nominated themselves to "represent and reflect" the community at the board table. I would like to thank all the nominees for standing up to be counted, for their willingness to participate in the election process, and for their commitment to making the Drupal Association a stronger organisation. I hope they all continue to participate in and support the work we do.
- Floh Klare - (SirFiChi)
- Todd Tomlinson - (toddtomlinson)
- J. Matthew Saunders - (MatthewS)
- Chris Ward - (chrischinchilla)
- Valery Lourie - (valthebald)
- Aimee Maree Forsstrom - (amaree)
- Narayan Newton - (nnewton)
- David Stoline - (dstol)
- Joseph Bachana - (joebachana)
- Pedro Cambra - (pcambra)
- Jeremy Thorson - (jthorson)
- Simon Hobbs - (sime)
- Morten Birch Heide-Jørgensen - (mortendk)
- Steven De Costa - (starl3n)
- Bert Boerland - (bertboerland)
- Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire - (horncologne)
- Forest Mars - (forestmars)
1467 votes were cast out of a pool of 264,911 eligible voters (0.55%). This is an improvement over the last election when 655 votes were cast out of a pool of 273,005 voters (0.24%).
The process we used to run the elections was designed by the community through transparent discussion on groups.drupal.org, prior to the last elections. We decided to adopt a broad definition of eligible voter. All those with an account on Drupal.org who have been active in the past year are eligible to vote. The alternative was to restrict eligibility to financial members of the Drupal Association. We also decided to use a preferential voting system. If you are interested in the background on these decisions you may like to review these two posts on groups.drupal.org.
The new board of directors will come together for a board planning retreat in San Francisco, 5-6 November 2012, immediately following BADcamp.