TAC Application Process - April 2017

Date: April 26, 2017

Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Now Accepting Applications

Help guide San Francisco's open source voting system project.

Application Deadline: Tues, May 9, 2017 at 5:00pm

The San Francisco Elections Commission is now accepting applications to serve on San Francisco's Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee ("TAC").

The TAC's responsibility is to "provide technical guidance, ideas, and support to the Elections Commission on ways to improve and help ensure the success of the City and County of San Francisco's open source voting system project."

For complete details about serving on the TAC, see the PDF iconTAC Bylaws, which are also available on the Commission's Documents page. The Statement of Incompatible Activities ("SIA") document referenced in Section 12 of the TAC Bylaws can also be found on the Documents page.

Application Instructions

Read the TAC Bylaws mentioned above, and follow the application instructions below (not the sample application form in the bylaws).

E-mail your application to elections.commission@sfgov.org by Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications early.

In the body of your e-mail, include the following information about yourself:

  • Name
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Date of birth

Either in the body of your e-mail or as an attachment, respond to the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to be on the TAC?
  2. Please review Section 3 of the TAC Bylaws, and in particular the part describing the types of professional experience desired for TAC members. List all categories with which you have relevant professional experience. For each such category, provide an overview of your experience, including your number of years of experience.
  3. What other relevant skills and experience would you bring to the TAC?
  4. Why do you believe it is important for San Francisco to develop an open source voting system?
  5. What ideas do you have for making the TAC more effective in fulfilling its duties?
  6. Have you reviewed the TAC Bylaws? Do you agree to abide by them?

In the body of your e-mail, include at least two professional references, with the following information for each:

  • Name
  • Position
  • Company
  • Contact Information

Additional Requirements

Also provide an up-to-date resume. As an alternative, you may provide a printout of or link to your LinkedIn profile, so long as it contains a complete and accurate summary of your relevant experience.

Applicants are also encouraged but not required to provide links to projects they have contributed to or otherwise participated in — e.g. GitHub or Bitbucket repositories in the case of category (1) in the TAC Bylaws, or a link to your online portfolio in the case of category (3) in the TAC Bylaws. Applicants who are software engineers should also provide their GitHub and/or Bitbucket usernames.

Finally, please include a completed PDF iconApplication Acknowledgment Form (also available Microsoft Office document iconhere as a Word file).

Your application and any attachments submitted with it are subject to San Francisco’s Sunshine Ordinance, Administrative Code Ch. 67.