The MEF provides its voting members with a balloting framework to vote on projects developed within MEF, as well as other MEF activities. The use of the results of ballots conforms with the MEF Bylaws.
MEF Member Eligibility to Vote
Eligibility of MEF members to vote in a ballot varies according to the ballot type. For example, some ballot types may support voting by all MEF voting member companies. Other ballot types may restrict eligibility to vote to those companies that have at least one representative in a given MEF Committee (see Joining and leaving MEF Committees). Some ballot types may restrict eligibility even further based on the historical level of voting participation of a MEF member in that Committee's ballots.
Clarifying voting eligibility can always be done by contacting the relevant Committee leadership and/or by contacting the MEF staff.
MEF Member Representative Eligibility to Vote
Each MEF member company can have an unlimited number of representatives signed up on the Wiki, and enrolled in one or more MEF Committees.
Each MEF member company can have zero or one Primary voters, and zero or any number of Alternate voters.
The single aggregate vote of a MEF member company is determined by the voting of its Primary and/or Alternate voter representatives in the following way:
- The Primary voter determines the final single aggregate vote of his/her MEF member company.
- If the Primary voter does not vote, or there is no Primary voter, the last Alternate voter to vote determines the single aggregate vote of the his/her MEF member company.
MEF member company ABC has three representatives - Ming, Jane and Mohammed - enrolled as Technical Voters in the Wiki. Ming is the Primary voter for ABC. Jane and Mohammed are the Alternate voters. All three vote in the ballot. Ming votes YES. The final vote of company ABC is YES.
MEF member company ABC has three representatives - Ming, Jane and Mohammed - enrolled as Technical Voters in the Wiki. All three are Alternate voters. The company ABC does not have a Primary voter. All three vote in the ballot. Ming votes NO. Jane votes ABSTAIN and Mohammed votes YES in that order. Because Mohammed was the last Alternate voter to vote on behalf of ABC, then the final vote of company ABC is YES.
Becoming Primary or Alternate Voter
Each Wiki user can set his or her own voting status (Primary, Alternate or No voting rights) by going to the main drop down menu at the top of any page and choosing My Voting.
If there is a conflict with other instructions received by the MEF staff, we will notify you by email. Otherwise, your voting status will determine your eligibility and the outcome of your vote in a ballot.