Nominations and Elections Committee

 

Annual Report for 2004/2005

 

S. John, Chair

 

Members: Sarah John (Chair), Lisa Spagnolo, Elaine Franco, Kathy Lin, Karleen Darr (ex-officio)

 

Daryl Morrison and Susan Llano offered invaluable advice to the incoming committee chair.

 

The committee first met on Feb. 15th, 2005 to review the bylaws and discuss possible candidates for appointment/election.

 

The committee met again on March 18th to prepare a slate. The committee was very successful in finding people willing to run for office or volunteer for appointments. The committee chair kept a list of people interested in the open positions.

 

The committee chair announced the call for nominations at the LAUC-D General Membership meeting on March 30th. Prior to the General meeting, the chair emailed an announcement to the LAUC-D list with an attached form indicating which positions needed filling.

 

After the nomination deadline passed on April 15th, the committee met to prepare an official ballot. Later in May, the chair received the Statewide election ballots and candidate statements. The committee met on May 11th to assemble ballots.

 

Ballots were distributed on May 18th, the deadline was the Election Day, held June 8th. S. John and K. Darr met on June 9th to count ballots. There was a tie for the position of Nominations and Elections Committee chair. After consulting with the Executive Board, there was a runoff election. The results of the election were announced through the LAUC-D email list, along with a notification and instructions for the runoff election. The results of the election were sent to the Statewide Secretary with a notification of the special runoff election.

 

The runoff election ballots were distributed on June 13th with a deadline of June 22nd. The ballots were counted by the chair on June 23rd, and the tie was resolved. The results were announced to the membership and the Statewide Secretary.

 

 

Attachments:

 

Call for volunteers

Election ballots

Special Runoff ballot

Election results