To find out how to run a Citizendium election, see the how-to page.
Following are the results of previous Citizendium elections:
This was a special election comprising only one referendum on reducing existing rules and the Charter to the status of guidance and establishing a new policy document. The referendum was passed unanimously. See the result.
This was the first election to make use of an anonymous voting system, in which Citizens registered to vote via the wiki and then cast ballots via BallotBin. Two seats on the Council were subject to approval votes. Six referenda were also voted on and four were passed. These were: to allow the Managing Editor or Constabulary to appoint the Election Committee in the event that the Council does not; to rename the Constabulary as the Moderator Group; to request that technical upgrades and maintenance be prioritised; and to prevent the Council or its members from running elections. See also the results.
This was the first election in which any available seats would be open to both Authors and Editors. One seat was elected on a two-year term, with one candidate subjected to an approval vote. Four referenda were also voted on, and all passed. These were to: require real names for applicants; create a new process to approve articles; add responsibilities to the role of Managing Editor; and allow the Council to temporarily appoint people to its vacant seats. See also the results.
This was an election to re-establish the Citizendium Council after a transitional period. All seats were elected, two for Editors for two-year terms and one for an Author for a shortened one-year term. There were two Editor candidates and two Author candidates. Three referenda were passed, abolishing the Ombudsman, opening all Council seats to all candidates, and establishing emergency governance procedures in the event that the Council ceases to function. See also the results.
This was a Special Election to fill three vacant seats on the Management Council, two seats on the Editorial Council, and the position of Ombudsman. Eight referenda appeared on the ballot, all of which were passed. There was one candidate for the Management Council, two for the Editorial Council and no candidate for Ombudsman. As a referendum to merge the Councils passed, the successful candidates instead joined a new 'Citizendium Council'.
This was a regular election to fill The Managing Editor seat. There were 28 ballots cast. Four referenda appeared on the ballot. One failed and three passed. Two of the passed referenda reduced the size of the councils. The Management Council was reduced to 3 seats and the Editorial Council was reduced to 5 seats.
This was a regular election to fill open seats on the Editorial Council. There were 28 ballots cast. The ballot also contained 3 referenda.
This was a special election to fill vacancies on the EC and MC. There were 14 ballots cast. One referendum appeared on the ballot.
This was a regular election to fill open seats on the Management Council. There were 40 ballots cast. FIve referenda appeared on the ballot.
This was the initial election to fill all seats on both the EC and MC. There were 46 ballots cast. The results were placed on a forum thread (Election results on forum). These results are now available on a wiki page.
This election ratified the charter. There were 72 ballots cast. The results were placed on a forum thread (Charter ratification results). These results are now available on a wiki page.
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