Just received my e- ballot for the election of new officers. I sent the following message back and urge others to consider it and if you feel the same to exercise your membership to voice a concern and ask for a new ballot.
Not a secret ballot as usually preferred in elections, but e-elections will save the society some money!
May I ask that you resend the ballots with the addition of a WRITE IN option for each office. This is an important part of the ballot especially since there was no preparatory notice of the election in the Banner asking for candidates to be put forward in order to get their names on the ballot. Without the pre election discussion and opportunity to propose candidates, the election , where a candidate is unopposed, it has the effect of denying those interested in running from doing so and gives an incumbent an unfair advantage.
Posted on Jan 3, 2016, 9:11 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52