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    Default GAGB Exectutive Committee (2014/2015) - Election dates

    These are the dates for the 2014/2015 GAGB Executive Committee elections

    Cut off date for being a GAGB member and able to stand, nominate or vote:
    Wednesday 1st October 2014 (Constitution - section E2)

    Chairman elections

    Nominations for Chairman open: Sat 18th October 2014
    Close of nominations for Chairman: Fri 24th October 2014
    Election for Chairman: Sat 1st – Thurs 6th November 2014


    Committee elections

    Nominations for Committee open: Sat 8th November 2014
    Close of nominations for Committee: Fri 14th November 2014
    Election of Committee: Sat 22nd – Fri 28th November 2014



    Ladybug Kids (Michael Malvick) from Alaska has kindly agreed to serve as our Independent Returning Officer.


    Details will be posted in this forum nearer the time, but for more information about the elections please see Seeker issue 22 and the Constitution - section N

    A list of the current committee can be found on our website
    and on the inside cover of Seeker.

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    Default Election Process

    All GAGB members prior to 1st October 2014 are eligible, and encouraged, to participate (stand, nominate or vote).

    There shall be two elections, first for the position of Chairman and then for the eight Committee Member posts.

    Nominations may be made in the relevant thread (a new thread will be opened) in this GAGB forum during the advertised nomination period. Each nomination must be seconded and accepted by the nominee within that same period in order to be valid. Nominee manifestos will then be posted in the GAGB forums and on the ballot so you may read about why each candidate is standing for election and the skills they would bring to the Committee if elected.

    The dates are listed in the opening post above this.


    Where nominations exceed vacancies, election shall be by ballot and will be run by Michael Malvick (Ladybug Kids), who is returning as our Independent Returning Officer for the 5th year.

    Mike is currently serving as Secretary of GeocacheAlaska!, the non-profit geocaching organization for the state of Alaska that fosters geocacher education and land manager advocacy. He is also a Volunteer Reviewer for Groundspeak, reviewing caches for Alaska and Hawaii as Greatland Reviewer and EarthCaches for Alaska, Hawaii and elsewhere as needed as GeoawareUSA4. He has also in the past reviewed EarthCaches in the UK.



    SurveyMonkey.com will again generate the ballot. This streamlines ballot counting and adds a layer of confidentiality between the Returning Officer and those who vote. You will be sent an e-mail with a unique link to the ballot, so please make sure your e-mail address on the GAGB forum (UserCP) is current.

    Ladybug Kids will make an announcement in this forum after the e-mails have gone out so you can check your spam filter, etc., in case you don't receive the link to the ballot.

    He may also send reminder and announcement emails which may be sent from his personal email, so please look out for the following email addresses.

    "ladybugs at geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com" <member at surveymonkey.com>

    “Ladybugs at geocachealaska.org”

    ("at" replaces "@" in the above addresses to keep the text from appearing as links)

    Please visit this forum to keep up to date with all the election news and also monitor the GAGB Facebook page and Twitter for updates and announcements.
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    Default 2014/15 Committee Election Ballots Sent

    The ballots for the 2014/15 Committee Election were sent via SurveyMonkey a short time ago to all GAGB members of record as of 1st October 2014.

    Before you open your ballot, you may visit a special “GAGB Elections” board in the GAGB forums at http://gagb.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=53 to read the candidates' responses to questions posed to them. You are also encouraged to reread the candidate manifestos because one was been updated since the original posting following discovery of omitted material due to a copy and paste error.

    Each ballot is tied to an e-mail address, so please do not forward the ballot e-mail to anyone else. Only one vote per ballot is allowed by SurveyMonkey.

    The ballot "From" line reads: "ladybugs at geocachealaska.org via surveymonkey.com" <member at surveymonkey.com>" (replace the "at" with an "@" and delete the spaces on both sides of "at")

    The ballot "Subject" line reads: "Please Vote: 2014/15 GAGB Committee Ballot Notification"

    The above two line of information should be helpful in locating your ballot in spam folders should you not receive the ballot in your inbox.

    The poll will be open until midnight, GMT, Friday, 28 November, 2014.

    Thank you for your participation!

    At your service,

    Michael Malvick/Ladybug Kids
    GAGB Returning Officer
    Last edited by Maple Leaf; 22nd November 2014 at 12:07 PM. Reason: Amended 2013 to 2014 on last line
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    With five days left to vote, 229 ballots have been cast as of a few minutes ago.

    There is a wide selection of candidates (goals and regions) to select from, so don't miss out on choosing who will set the direction for GAGB during the coming year!

    If you already voted, encourage another GAGB member to vote.
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    With three days left to vote, 276 ballots have been cast.

    Last year, 382 GAGB members voted in the election for Committee Members, and 441 voted in 2012.

    Help spread the "get out the vote" word so a new standard can be set!
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    Thanks for the update Mike. For the sake of comparison, do you have access to the number of candidates in those two years? Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadybugKids View Post
    With three days left to vote, 276 ballots have been cast.

    Last year, 382 GAGB members voted in the election for Committee Members, and 441 voted in 2012.

    Help spread the "get out the vote" word so a new standard can be set!
    Quote Originally Posted by richlay View Post
    Thanks for the update Mike. For the sake of comparison, do you have access to the number of candidates in those two years? Cheers.
    The last two years have both had the same number of candidates

    2012/2013 - 13 candidates (Link to thread)

    2013/2014 - 13 candidates (Link to thread)
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    Earlier this morning (Wednesday, my time) I configured SurveyMonkey to send an e-mail to all members who have not yet voted.

    The subsequent flurry of voting raised the number of cast ballots to 317.
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    Default GAGB Exectutive Committee (2014/2015) - Election dates

    Quote Originally Posted by LadybugKids View Post
    Earlier this morning (Wednesday, my time) I configured SurveyMonkey to send an e-mail to all members who have not yet voted.

    The subsequent flurry of voting raised the number of cast ballots to 317.

    That is great news
    It is brilliant to see so many members voting - thank you
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    This morning (Thursday, my time) I sent a reminder e-mail from my personal account to all members who have not yet voted with instructions on how to locate the SurveyMonkey ballot that has been sent to them and the midnight Friday closing time of the election.

    As of a few minutes ago, 355 GAGB members have voted.
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    With just 4.5 hours to left for voting, the tally is up to 391 ballots completed.

    Will 400 be reached?

    I will endeavor to have results posted no later than 0300 GMT, Saturday, 29 November. I have personal commitments today that most likely will keep me from posting earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LadybugKids View Post
    I will endeavor to have results posted no later than 0300 GMT, Saturday, 29 November. I have personal commitments today that most likely will keep me from posting earlier.
    I just arrived home and am downloading the results now. For those who are up late/early, please check back after 0330. I apologize for the delay.
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    Results are now posted in a new "Results" thread.
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