2003 Report of the Election Committee
USGenWeb Election Committee
April 21, 2003
The USGenWeb Election
Committee respectfully submits the following Quarterly Report to the USGenWeb
Advisory Board, for the period 1 January - 31 March, 2003.
January, 2003 -
On 31 December 2002, EC
members with expired terms were unsubbed from the Elections list.
On 14 January the AB confirmed
new NENC EC members Kimberly Taylor Morgan, and Jan Cortez. Jan Cortez
immediately resigned as AB Rep to the EC.
In early January the EC
forwarded to the Advisory Board a count (only) of voters by state, per
AB request of 30 December, 2002.
The EC Chair was invited
to temporarily join the BRC to participate in discussion re Elections and
Election Committee issues.
On 25 January 2003, Karen
Mitchell was welcomed to the EC as AB Rep, replacing Jan Cortez.
February 2003 -
With the resignation of
EC Archives Member David Morgan, W. David Samuelsen was confirmed as the
replacement EC Archives member.
The EC began a search
for voting software to handle Polls and SC elections. The EC Chair accepted
a generous invitation to monitor the IAGenWeb election this coming June
9 through 21 to observe an Iowa election in progress, using their software.
On 26 Feb 2003, EC members
Bettie Wood, Jan Cortez, and Richard Pettys were temporarily unsubscribed
from EC list in anticipation of the EC possibly conducting a GA SC Recall
March 2003 -
Nominations began for
SC election in MNGenWeb. On 19 March, the EC declared Terri Shipp the new
MNGenWeb State Coordinator.
A poll was conducted of
NCGenWeb volunteers, per AB request.
Preparation began for
SEMA Poll for CC Rep seat. EC member Bettie Wood became a nominee, and
was relieved of her EC duties of collecting voter lists for SEMA states.
A request from the AB
to freeze the GA Voter list pending a GA SC Recall Election, and subsequent
AB discussion regarding which GA voter list to use, necessitated a postponement
of the SEMA Poll.
On 26 March, preparations
began for NWPL SC Rep poll, per AB request. Having received no nominations
at first, the nomination period was extended.
The Chair would like to
compliment the committee members for their extra effort pitching in for
relieved members, and for harvesting lists from those states where the
SC did not respond, in order to accomplish our goals.
Chair, Election Committee