AIP-415: Single Seat Nominees - A More Competitive Election Pool

PROPOSAL NAME:

Single Seat Nominees - A More Competitive Election Pool

PROPOSAL CATEGORY:

Process

ABSTRACT:

In the interest of concentrating the competitiveness of each election pool, this proposal would limit ApeCoin DAO election nominees to run for one single position per election cycle.

BENEFIT TO APECOIN ECOSYSTEM:

By ensuring that a nominee may only apply to run for a single position in a given election period, we would see greater selectivity by candidates as they opt for the position that plays to their greatest strengths. This has the effect of enriching the overall talent pool for each position, as well as reducing crucial administrative overhead.

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT & TIMELINE:

Upon the passing of this proposal, all subsequent elections would permit a nominee to apply exclusively for a single elected position. Implementation would be enacted immediately.

OVERALL COST:

This proposal costs zero ApeCoin.

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This proposal was written by @12GAUGE, @Lost and myself. All constructive feedback is appreciated!

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I like it. I’m kind of surprised we didn’t have this originally.

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!support

There are some challenges like this during election cycle:

  • candidate running for multiple seats
  • candidates signing up and withdrawing but still in the voting choices
  • candidates signing up and no interest to run or campaign but still on nomination posters
  • candidates signing up for multiple seats then cancelling one of them depending on deals or talks with friends or rumors of who is running for which nomination
  • candidate running every cycle for whichever position comes up
  • candidate who is first in vote “pouring” votes to another candidate to pull up to second
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Should have been this way from the beginning. Great proposal.

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I think for round 2 selecting 1 role is a good idea. For the first round I am more open to listen to others opinion.

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It could lead to a more focused pool of candidates, allowing them to better showcase their skills and qualifications for a specific role.

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This is a nice proposal
Its gives chance for more dedicated and willing members to work build the DAO and also reduce the work load on other admins

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Hi @CryptoLogically,

I appreciate your proposal aimed at improving our process, but I see it different about limiting nominees to one position per election cycle at this time. While I understand the aim to enhance competitiveness, I’m concerned it may restrict candidate diversity and discourage participation, particularly given the current level of activity and attention within the DAO. Additionally, there’s a risk of unfilled seats and administrative challenges.

My suggestion is to hold off on implementing this change for the current election cycle. With 8 positions to fulfill, we have an opportunity to observe and gather data before making a decision - to inform our decision on whether or not to proceed with this initiative.

-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Gm @MisterHype!

Appreciate the feedback, as always. I certainly don’t expect this proposal to be a unanimous one, but I do believe it’s time we consider the voters’ perspective on this issue now that we’ve now seen several election seasons featuring multiple open positions.

While the intention is not to discourage participation or restrict diversity, I think this proposal will nevertheless have several net-positive impacts. As previously mentioned, it will call professionals toward their strongest areas, allowing them to concentrate their campaigning efforts in a more focused way. I don’t believe we’ve ever seen a nominee running for more than one position make it out of the first round, let alone become elected. This is likely not coincidental.

It would also have the effect of augmenting other nominee voices while reducing voter confusion. The number of Stages (ApeComms, UGH, PukeCast, etc.) has only grown, and so too has the number of postions being offered (we will have an additional Working Group added to the mix this next election). From a community standpoint, having the same person remain on Stages as different groups receive their platform time often serves to take away time from others. Additionally, these Stages can become a bit confusing for voters with so much potential overlap and such a finite time frame for all nominees to share their background and position(s).

To your point regarding the risk of unfilled seats, we have only seen the nominee pool grow in recent elections; even without this, however, we do have procedures in place that would see even a pool of a handful or less go to vote, so this needn’t be an administrative hindrance in any capacity. And in terms of administrative challenges, I’d argue that this proposal only reduces those challenges as it would help minimize excess clerical overhead in an ever-expanding election season.

For all of these reasons, we are proceeding with next steps and I’m encouraging voters to consider the merits I’ve laid out here when the time comes. Thanks as always for your feedback.

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Hi @CryptoLogically,

Thanks for the deep respond. In both case I’ll help. But I do think we can at least wait with this election cycle.

-Mr. Hype :fire:

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Hi @CryptoLogically ,

Thank you for your ideas [and the ApeCoin DAO community for the insightful discussions].

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@CryptoLogically has completed editing their AIP Idea to be their AIP Draft.

This proposal has been assigned the AIP ID Number 415.

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

We have no further questions for @CryptoLogically . This AIP is now under Administrative Review.

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