I’ve noticed a number of foundation people claim that the election process is set in stone due to the foundation bylaws. This has been response to nearly every election criticism from rejecting POI to charging a 500 XEM fee to vote.
What they are being less clear about is that there is an amendment process in the bylaws. The bylaws can be changed via a special resolution
passed by at least 75% of the voting Council members. In fact, this amendment process has been used to modify the current election process. This has recently been brought to my attention by a founding council member.
In the original bylaws, only council members were to be directly electable. Executive Committee members (President, VP, etc) were to be voted on by the newly elected council members. However, the foundation recently passed an amendment that makes Executive Committee members directly electable only for the current election.