Voting checks

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This policy was approved by the Board on 20 June 2020 under Article 28. (approved revision, subsequent changes)
Changes to this policy are subject to board approval, and should be proposed either on the talk page or the Engine room

Approval history:

7 December 2013 - Initial adoption (approved revision)

To provide some level of protection to the charity against 'entryism' (fraudulent voting at elections), the board adopted the following policy in December 2013. This updated policy was approved by the board in June 2020. Note that this policy is subject to and cannot override the Election Rules which can only be changed by a vote of the charity's members.

Voting checks policy[edit | edit source]

1. To guard against fraudulent voting at a trustee election, voting packs - which can be sent out in hard copy or electronically - will each include a unique voter identification.

2. Members voting by post must vote on their official form.

3. Members voting in person at a meeting must vote on their official form. If they have forgotten to bring the form Tellers have discretion to request a proof of address before providing a replacement form.

4. Members can vote electronically (e.g. by email or online, if available) only by using their unique voter identification.

5. Prior to the election, a check will be made to ensure that multiple voting forms are not being sent to a single address unless the reason for so is known (e.g. several family members who live together).

Notes:

This policy relates specifically to elections to the board of Wikimedia UK. Votes on other issues at a General Meeting do not have to comply.

Notes[edit | edit source]

(Not part of the policy).

This policy relates specifically to elections to the board of Wikimedia UK. Votes on other issues at a General Meeting do not have to comply.