Those eligible to vote in this poll are:
-Users with accounts created before March 31, 2009
-Users who are not using Cyrillic language services (there is a poll for Cyrillic users at lj_election_ru)
-Users who have accounts with validated email addresses
-One vote per user, not one vote per account
Users should select their first choice, second choice, and third choice candidates from the drop-down list. If there is no winner with a majority of the votes, we will use an Instant Runoff process. This is why you should vote for one candidate for each selection, as not selecting different candidates or selecting only a first choice may potentially reduce your voice in this election.
Determining the winner
The poll will be closed at 4:30 p.m. PDT on Friday June 26, 2009
-If a user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, that candidate will be declared the winner
-If no user has more than 50% of the first-choice vote, we will begin using an Instant Runoff process. The user with the lowest tally for first-choice vote will be eliminated, and the second choice candidate on those ballots will be substituted as first choice. This process will continue (drop lowest candidate, reassign to next vote, tally again) until any user has more than 50% of the vote.
-If all ballots are exhausted and no candidate has more than 50% of the vote, we will return to the first round and award the election to the candidate with the most 1st choice votes.
The new Advisory Board member will be announced on Monday June 29, 2009 and will begin their one-year term of service on July 1, 2009.
First choice (the user you would most like to have as your representative):
Second choice (if your first-choice candidate is eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):
Third choice (if your first and second-choice candidates are eliminated, you would then choose this candidate):