2014 General Election
The date for the 2014 general election has been set for 20 September. This is about 6 months from now, and we need to make some decisions:
- How we are going to get the Party registered with the Electoral Commission?
- How we are going to approve electorate candidates?
- How are we going to decide our party list rankings?
- What is our overall election strategy?
Danyl Strype started a proposal Mon 7 Apr 2014
We do *not* campaign for the party vote in 2014 Closed Sun 20 Apr 2014
Opinion was strongly divided, perhaps because of the negative wording, proposing not to do.
There's been some expressions of support and no objections to the idea that we do not put forward a party list, or campaign for the party vote in 2014. Just want to make sure everyone agrees with this.
|Agree - 4|
|Abstain - 4|
|Disagree - 4|
|Block - 4|
Mon 7 Apr 2014
No point creating work and costs for ourselves when there is another tech party with better resources to campaign for the party vote. Let's focus our energy on electorate candidates.
Mon 7 Apr 2014
I have no enthusiasm for campaigning for a Party that is basically dysfunctional. I would much rather put my energy into setting up autonomous local parties that are at least internally democratic.
Sun 13 Apr 2014
I think this depends on the upcoming mana.com party implosion, which might be too late for this election cycle.
That said, I will welcome the campaign in 2017.
Tue 15 Apr 2014
I suggest to stop the discussion here until we get some numbers and serious input from the board. At that point I will return to a more productive position than blocking again.
Wed 16 Apr 2014
As much as I hate the idea of another election without the Pirate Party on the list as an option, I agree with the arguments put forward for not jumping in just yet. Until there's some clearer internal participation and numbers, we should stay out.
Fri 18 Apr 2014
The proposal, as written, would block the party from putting forth a list if circumstances change for the better. Since I have to vote irt the proposal as it is written then I must say "no" to this.
Danyl Strype started a proposal Sat 19 Apr 2014
Focus our resources on electorate candidates and start building *now* for 2017 Closed Wed 23 Apr 2014
There appears to be agreement to focus on electorate campaigns for 2014, although some members want to leave the garden gate open for running a party list campaign if new information or opportunities come up, or the situation otherwise changes.
I propose we focus our time and energy (and cash) into electorate candidate campaigns for 2014, and start building now towards launching a strong party vote campaign in 2017.
|Agree - 7|
|Abstain - 7|
|Disagree - 7|
|Block - 7|
Sat 19 Apr 2014
We need to move on from discussing a theoretical party vote campaign this year which we're not ready for, and focus on the logistics of getting strong electorate campaigns underway.
Sat 19 Apr 2014
With the minor caveat that if things change dramatically (they won't) we may want to revisit this proposal.