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Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Marty G Curtis on Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:13 pm

Well I sitting here with my ballot to vote unfortunately I have a few other persons names I going to vote for. As I did not see any one of those people really get out campaign why??? If you would like to know call me at 206-979-1731 do it before tomorrow at 05:00 PDT :twisted:
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Andrew Hetzel on Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:11 pm

Hey, at least you get a ballot! In Hawaii, we usually don't receive them until after conference. :)
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Marty G Curtis on Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:53 pm

I can forward you or go to SCAA.org and you can down load here is the link.
If you do not receive a ballot and wish to use one, email SCAA Membership Development Manager Mansi Chokshi at mansi@scaa.org.

VOTE PLEASE FOR WHOM EVER YOU THINK WILL REPESENT YOU BEST
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:44 pm

There are 5 Director positions and 5 nominees listed on the ballot.

There is only 1 nominee listed for each of the other 2 positions.

There are write in names, but no one has campaigned.

Have I missed anything?
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Marty G Curtis on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:14 pm

Yes sir you are correct. But if you look you can write in a person and if enought poeple write in the same person than they have the most votes they will get the set. :twisted:
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Tim Dominick on Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:19 pm

My feeling was that since no one felt compelled to gather signatures and get on the ballot thereby creating the need for a decision, it was a non-issue and there wasn't much politicking needed on the part of the candidates.

This is the first SCAA election in a few years where the board's nominations weren't challenged.

You guys on the BOD must be doing something right Marty.

I had no qualms affirming the ballot as it stood. The one question I submitted to a candidate was answered quickly and to my satisfaction. 'nuff said.
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Alistair Durie on Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:46 pm

I would like to know the voter count for the "elections". Is there a published number for the past years?
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Re: Vote for your BoD of SCAA

Postby Ric Rhinehart on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:06 am

There is not a published running tally for elections, but I can give you some anecdotal information. We have a by law requirement for 5% of the eligible voting membership to cast ballots in order to validate an election. In years where there is a hotly contested battle for the 2nd Vice President position voting has sometimes been over 20% of those eligible. When the slate put up by the nominating committee is uncontested voting tends to slip below 10%. This year we are over our 5% threshold but below 10%.

The SCAA electoral process is actually quite simple and democratic. A nominating committee chaired by the immediate past president meets to consider candidates nominated by the membership at large as well as those that the committee puts forward. All candidates are vetted for eligibility, interviewed by one or more committee members and then considered on the basis of committee service, membership category, skill sets and experience. The nominating committee puts up a slate to the Board of Directors, and that slate is approved or rejected based on how it meets the by law requirements. The Nominating Committee only puts forward as many names as there are open positions. Once the slate has been approved and issued anyone who wishes to run as a petition candidate may do so by collecting the signatures of 25 current voting members. The petition candidates are placed on the ballot and their biographies and position statements are published along with those of the nominated slate.

In the past petition candidates have been very successful at getting elected, and several current board members are or were petition candidates. In general the process is open, addresses a desire for access and transparency and allows anyone sufficiently interested in the process an opportunity to participate.
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