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2004 Report of the Election Committee
TO: National Coordinator
and Advisory Board, USGenWeb
EC REPORT FIRST
April 15, 2004
Committee respectfully submits the following Quarterly Report to the
Advisory Board, for the period 1January - 31 March, 2004.
on a new automated system that would comply with the new EC Procedures.
By the middle of January it was determined that we would be unable to
the system designed by Larry Stephens due to software incompatibility.
The EC immediately began to devise and implement an improved manual
that would be effective and in compliance. The EC feels it has designed
a good system, and is very appreciative of the members as they work
us to iron out the kinks and plug holes as we spot them.
January 12 the EC submitted
a request to the AB to allow the EC Archives seats to be filled by any
project member (aside from AB members), regardless of area of
Upon passage of the motion and subsequent confirmation, the EC welcomed
Dennis Muncrief to the committee as an EC Archives Rep.
second form for members
to use when they submit changes in email addresses and project
will soon be ready to test. Until the Change form is completed, members
are being encouraged to use the Registration form noted above for
or to contact their EC Rep.
February and March
the EC issued several announcements via the USGenWeb Newsl>The
EC began implementing
the new Registered List. Effective February 1, all current members were
rolled over to the new list, and automatically Registered.
EC Member Joy Fisher
worked closely with EC Member Tina Vickery to design and install a new
and improved online Registration form located at:
8 the EC forwarded
the Membership list to Larry Stephens so that he could set up the
Mail list for the March Newsletter. The Newsletter was released on 25
The EC received approximately 150 bounces, of which about 2/3 have been
they did not receive the March Newsletter, even though their names and
correct email addresses were on the submitted list. The EC has a
that spam filters may be interfering with the delivery of some of the
and may prevent some members from receiving voting passwords during the
upcoming election. The EC has no control over individual spam filters,
and has encouraged members to tweak the filters or contact their email
ISP so that official USGenWeb mail will not be intercepted.