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Thread: GAGB Committee Election Process

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    Default GAGB Committee Election Process

    The below is the content of the e-mail sent Sunday, 18 November 2012, to all GAGB Members of Record as of 1 October 2012:

    Hello GAGB Member:

    The GAGB Committee campaign is underway with on-line voting scheduled for Friday 23/11/12 through Thursday 29/11/12.

    Candidates standing for election are:

    *geocass*
    Bobo Frett (Steve)
    Countrymatters
    daddyanddude (Dax)
    Geocaching Womble
    JackieC
    Mollyjak (Lilian)
    northking (Jeff)
    sandvika
    Team Microdot (Pete)
    The Wombles (Dave)
    Walker Clan (Andy)
    Zomblou

    A special “Committee Elections Q&A” board is open in the GAGB forums at http://gagb.co.uk/fo...splay.php?f=53. You may post your questions here for the candidates to answer and read their responses.

    As with the Committee Chair election, voting will be done online using Surveymonkey.com. You will receive an e-mail from me via SurveyMonkey with a unique ballot link. Do not share this link with anyone as it may be used only once. Click on the link to open the ballot in your web browser and vote for UP to eight candidates.

    For whitelisting/SPAM/junk mail filtering purposes, the e-mail will have the following appearance:

    From: ladybugs@geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com member@surveymonkey.com
    Subject: Please Vote: 2012/13 GAGB Committee Elections

    Best regards and at your service,

    Michael Malvick
    GAGB Returning Officer
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    Received my voting email this morning - thank you.

    I see we have 13 votes. For some reason I thought we had moved away from this, and were only having as many votes as there are spaces, not candidates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keehotee View Post
    Received my voting email this morning - thank you.

    I see we have 13 votes. For some reason I thought we had moved away from this, and were only having as many votes as there are spaces, not candidates?
    So did we, but as the constitution changes haven't gone through yet we had to remain with the word 'candidates' rather than 'spaces/places'.
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    Seems to have two advantages:
    If you can't make up your mind, but want the satisfaction of exercising your franchise, use all 13 votes.
    If you want to vote against someone, vote for everyone else. Now this option really appeals!

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    Default Voting Process in the Constitution

    Per the Constitution, Section M.7:

    "In the election for the post of Chairman, each Individual Member shall have one vote. In the elections for the posts of Committee Members, each Individual Member shall have as many votes as there are candidates, but may use as many or as few of those votes as they choose."
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    Default If you have trouble voting...

    1. If the ballot window in your browser closes before you are done voting (click "save"), reopen the ballot by clicking the link in the e-mail you received. You may first need to close all your browser windows before trying again.

    2. Can't find your ballot?
    a. Check your spam and junk mail folders
    b. Make certain you are checking the e-mail account that is your e-mail account of record for these forums.

    3. Want to communicate via PM? Be certain your forum settings are set so you may receive PMs. I have received this error when attempting to respond to a PM: "<cacher> has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her." GAGB members may e-mail me directly at ladybugs@geocachealaska.org.
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    Default Poll Update

    Voting is brisk! So far, 185 votes have been cast, only sixteen hours after the ballots were sent out.
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    Default Pol Update #2

    After 24 hours, 241 members have cast their votes.

    I wonder if more cachers will vote for the Committee than the Chair?
    Last edited by LadybugKids; 24th November 2012 at 01:54 AM. Reason: Clarify the meaning of the count.
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    Is that 241 members casting their votes, or the number of votes cast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frosty68 View Post
    Is that 241 members casting their votes, or the number of votes cast?
    Fixed it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadybugKids View Post
    Fixed it!
    Out of idle curiosity - does that answer the question

    So what are the numbers then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Microdot View Post
    Out of idle curiosity - does that answer the question
    Yep, statement was changed from voted to members,

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    Default GAGB Committee Election Update

    272 GAGB members have cast their votes.

    A reminder will be sent early Sunday morning your time to those GAGB members who have not yet voted.
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    Default GAGB Committee Election Update

    365 GAGB members have cast their votes.

    A reminder was sent early Sunday morning your time to those GAGB members who have not yet voted.

    Now to start a work week.
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    Default GAGB Committee Election Update

    With three days to go, 376 GAGB members have cast their votes.

    175 more members need to vote to match the number that voted in the Chair election.
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