As the Chairmen Board of 2018, this year we have ran the Chairís elections slightly earlier than previously in order to give as much time for the incoming Chairmen as possible prior to the event. One of the topics that we have discussed, and will likely need addressing by the new Chair will be charter change. In a typical year, there has historically been a lack of candidates for the Chairmenís positions, limiting the amount of effort that can be put into such reform, as opposed to simply getting the event itself ran.
This year we have received far more nominations than ever before, with 13 separate nominations, including the two organisers of the ETC 2019 as well as returning Chairmen from 2018.
Given the size and complexity of the task in hand, we have a new proposal for the makeup of the Chairmen in 2019, with a view the next chair formalising this in a Charter Change. It is proposed that the 2019 board will consist of 8 separate positions, defined as follows:
Position 1: A representative of the Host Organiser (1 Post)
Position 2: X Wing Representative (1 Post)
Position 3: Flames of War (1 Post)
Positions 4-8: A mix of Ninth Age and 40K (5 Posts)
From within this group of 8, they will then directly elect an Executive Chairmen, who will ultimately run the board with the same voting rights as the other chair.
A candidate cannot stand for more than one position, nor be involved in another one to any great degree.
Based from the submissions to date, we anticipate that the candidates would fall as follows:
Mixed for T9A and 40K:
Why do we want to do this?
1. The event will run far more smoothly than with a smaller pool, preventing real life issues from blocking key decisions that need to be made with a larger pool of chairmen
2. It will allow more people to organise the event, and make better use of the volunteer pool that has made itself available
3. It will better represent the event as a whole, ensuring that each system will be represented at a formal level
4. A wider range of opinions on Ďhotí or controversial topics
5. It will prevent a one sided split in the Chairmen, as each year has tended to yoyo between Ninth and 40K.
As such, we would like to invite the Captains to formally confirm this change to allow the elections to proceed.
Votes will be across all of the main 3 systems (T9A, 40K and FoW), and as usual voting is a right given to any country that has competed at the event in either Salamanca 2017 or Zagreb 2018, and will be via PM to this account only. (You can check the "request receipt" option to get a notification when your message is read to make sure of ballot integrity until the vote officially ends)
The vote will run from August 29th and last until September 12th 22:00 CEST, with the following question asked:
Q: Do you wish the chairmenís board to expand to the 8 positions detailed above for ETC 2019?
1. Yes, change to New Type
2. No, stay with Old Type
If the proposal does not pass, we will proceed immediately to the voting for the six chair positions. The threshold is 66,6% of the voting captains as although this is not a formal charter change in practice, its effects are similar.
By the ETC Chairmen Board of 2018