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Election objections

I'm looking for clarity on 3.3.6(f) (Integrative Election Process).  The pertinent line is, "If any Objections are raised, the Facilitator may choose to process them normally, or to discard the Proposal either immediately after the Objection round or at any point during the integration step."

Does this mean that the facilitator can choose to discard the proposal even if a raised objection is not valid?  What if someone asks the facilitator to test the objection, and it does turn out to be invalid?  Is the facilitator obligated to proceed with the candidate, or is it at his/her discretion?

3 Replies
Margaux
04/20/2017

Hi Geoff,

 

My interpretation is that the Facilitator can indeed choose to propose someone else if an objection is raised, even if not valid (we assume that the Facilitator, in this case, didn't see it). Anyone can ask to test the objection but only in the Integration Step, which means that if the Facilitator choose not the integrate the objection and to propose someone else, nobody can ask to test the objection.

If you think the person is not a good Facilitator, you may.. well.. ask for an election

Geoff
04/20/2017

Thanks, Margaux.

Bernard Marie Chiquet
04/20/2017
 

Does this mean that the facilitator can choose to discard the proposal even if a raised objection is not valid?  What if someone asks the facilitator to test the objection, and it does turn out to be invalid?  Is the facilitator obligated to proceed with the candidate, or is it at his/her discretion?

If the Obj. is deemed invalid after testing during Obj. Round, as a Facilitator I wouldn't allow myself to discard the proposal (as there is no Obj.) and I would finish the Obj. Round.

If the Obj. is deemed invalid after testing during Integration, assuming that there are no other Objections, as a Facilitator I would go back to an Objection Round.

If the Obj. is deemed invalid after testing during Integration AND there are other Objections captured to be integrated, I may as Facilitator discard the proposal as I do interpret end of Section 3.3.6 (f) - *at any point during the integration step*.