There’s often some confusion about what a Pirate Party Governor is, what they do, and what’s needed to become one. This has led to some reticence on occasion when we have unfilled slots, which means the party doesn’t always work as effectively as it might. To clear that up, and answer some of the many questions that we get asked all the time, we’ve decided to write a little about what a Governor is, and why it's such an important job.
Primary functions:The primary function of the board is to be it's ideological 'center', making sure the party stays true to its main philosophies. While this might seem like a weighty and solemn task, the reality is that at present, it can be done in minutes a week.
Specifically, the Party constitution defines the work of the Board as being threefold:
- the guiding of constitutional amendments from ideas to member vote,
- being the final body of arbitration, appeal, and discipline, and
- other as yet undefined responsibilities.