On Nov 3, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Donald Stufft <donald@stufft.io> wrote:




One thing we need if we do go this route, is a single person to act as the election supervisor. Their powers are limited basically they configure the election, adding a description, the choices, etc and then they have the power to start the election, add voters via email addresses, and then end the election. All of these are manual action items, but the system automatically generates result emails and voter emails and such.

So if we go this route, we’d have to pick that person. I poked Ernest Durbin to see if he’d be willing to do that. I figure we’d make a good candidate for election supervisor (again, if we go that route) since he’s a PSF employee, he’s well known enough in the community and generally trusted (he has root on all the boxes pretty much, so he can do a lot of damage if he wanted) and he’s not a core developer, so he’s about as close to a trusted, but neutral party as we’re likely to find. He said he’d absolutely be willing to handle that if we want.




Here is a PR that implements this https://github.com/python/peps/pull/830. Not going to merge it myself, just figured I’d offer it as an alternative option.