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Second Quarter Report of the Election Committee 2005

TO: National Coordinator and Advisory Board, USGenWeb
FROM: USGenWeb Elections Committee
SUBJECT: Revised EC REPORT Second Quarter, 2005

APRIL - 2005: A request for second quarter updates was sent to all State Coordinators and follow-up reminders were sent two weeks later. Committee members worked throughout the month to update the membership list and send registration information to all new members. The registered list was continually updated in preparation for the election.

The Election Committee was contacted by the OHGenWeb Project to conduct its State Coordinator Election. After extensive discussion with the OHGenWeb leadership, the Election  Committee declined to conduct the election. The election was subsequently handled by OHGenWeb Project volunteers and Sandra Quinn was elected State Coordinator.

The Election Committee was contacted by ARGenWeb Project to conduct its State Coordinator Election. The Election Committee conducted this election and Betsy Mills was declared the winner in early May 2005.

The Election Committee issued a project-wide announcement of the registration period for the upcoming National elections.

The Election committee submitted a potential slate of new Election Committee members to the Advisory Board. That slate was accepted on April 25, 2005.

MAY - 2005: Committee members were assigned additional positions to cover positions left vacant by resignations.

Committee members worked to verify all new registrations during the month to prepare the final registered list to be used to issue passwords.

The Election Committee issued a call for temporary volunteers to assist in the upcoming National Election period. No temporary volunteers were seated.

The Election Committee issued two project-wide reminders of the need to register for the upcoming National Election.

The Advisory Board notified the Election Committee that a state-sponsored Bylaws amendment would be included on the national ballot.

The Election Committee made a project-wide announcement of the upcoming nomination period for Nationals. A final reminder was sent on May 30, 2005.

JUNE - 2005: The Voter list was frozen in accordance with EC Guidelines, and remained frozen until the conclusion of the election with the exception of updating email addresses and making other corrections.

The opening of the Nominations period was announced on June 1, 2005, and the EC began accepting nominations. The Nomination Period ran from Wednesday, June 1, 2005 12:01 AM
CST through Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:59 PM CST.

A final project-wide reminder of the nomination period was issued on June 12, 2005.

Eighty-eight nominations were received and processed during the nomination period.

A candidates' page was maintained throughout the nomination period to inform members of all nominations.

On June 29 a project-wide announcement was issued providing information about voting and the issuance of passwords.

Respectfully submitted,
USGenWeb Election Committee

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