2003 Report of the Election Committee
Second Quarter 2003 Report
The USGenWeb Election Committee
respectfully submits the following Quarterly Report to the USGenWeb Advisory
Board, for the period 1 April - 30 June 2003.
July 7, 2003
April, 2003 -
The NWPL Poll, and GAGenWeb
SC Recall election were completed.
EC members Jan Cortez
and Richard Pettys were resubbed to the EC list at the conclusion of the
GAGenWeb SC Recall.
EC members Kenny and JoAnn
Thomas temporarily unsubbed due to moving. Unfortunately, they did not
EC members Jan Cortez
and Richard Pettys were again unsubbed from EC list pending reconciliation
of GA Voter List Situation.
Jan Cortez resigned.
AB Rep Tina Vickery was
subbed to the EC List, replacing Rep. Karen Mitchell who resigned from
May, 2003 -
Two calls were made for
a replacement volunteer for the EC NENC Seat vacated by Jan Cortez. There
were two volunteers, but each withdrew for individual reasons. The seat
was not filled.
The SEMA Poll ended.
EC members Bettie Wood
and Richard Pettys were re-subbed to EC List.
A push for voter lists
began, in anticipation of the upcoming National Elections.
The EC began soliciting
volunteers to serve as temporary helpers during the election period, and
the following helpers were subbed: David Morgan, Connie Snyder, Deb Haines,
Greta Thompson, Patricia Scott, and Shirley Cullum.
Bettie Wood and Richard
Harrison voluntarily unsubbed from EC list due to intended participation
in the upcoming election.
Richard Pettys was permanently
removed from the EC due to conflict of interest.
The last few days in May
were spent preparing for nominations slated to began June 2. New EC web
pages were put online that included a list and description of open Positions
and eligibility requirements, an election FAQ, and tables for the nominees.
Larry Stephens worked with the EC to set up the nomination form.
June, 2003 -
The Voter list was frozen
in accordance with EC Guidelines, and will remain frozen until after the
election, with the exception of updating email addresses and other corrections.
The opening of the Nominations
period was announced, and the EC began accepting nominations.
Helpers David Morgan and
Patricia Scott resigned for personal reasons.
The EC Chair was honored
to accept an invitation to sit in on the IAGenWeb SC Election to observe
their voting process and software.
At the close of National
nominations, a record number of 140 nominations had been received and processed.
One nomination was not processed when the EC was informed that the nominator
was not a USGenWeb member. Three challenges were referred to the NC.
An Announcement note re
the opening of the voting period was sent. Bounces were handled, and on
the last day of June, a final Voter List consisting of 2356 members was
sent to Larry Stephens, who began sending out passwords.
The voting period was
determined to begin July 1, 2003 8:00 am CST, and end July 31, 2003. 11:59
The following EC seats
have been declared vacant, to be filled after the Election: Kenneth and
JoAnn Thomas SWSC Region, Richard Pettys SEMA Region, Jan Cortez NENC Region.
The Chair would like to
express her sincere appreciation to all EC Members and Helpers for the
outstanding job they did during the nomination period, and to thank all
USGenWeb members for their participation.
Chair, USGenWeb Election