After thinking about how to cast my votes for the PASS Election, I thought about the process and how one could get confused (and even upset) if the process for seating successful candidates was not already laid out. I found this on the PASS Elections site which proved to be helpful. The scenario that I thought of was the following....
Person A (US/Canada) - 20 votes
Person B (EMEA) - 19 votes
Person C (EMEA) - 18 votes
Person D (US/Canada) - 17 votes
Person E (US/Canada) - 16 votes)
If Regional Seats are awarded first (as the process states now)...
Person A - US/Canada Seat, Person B - EMEA Seat, Person C - Open Seat
If Open Seats are awarded first (not the current process)....
Person A - Open Seat, Peson B - EMEA Seat, Person D - US/Canada Seat
I am not advocating for one process over the other. I am just pointing out that this type of situation was provided for in the processs adopted by the BoD. Good information to have before the votes are counted. :-)