First Quarter Report of the Election
TO: National Coordinator and Advisory Board, USGenWeb
FROM: USGenWeb Elections Committee
SUBJECT: EC REPORT FIRST QUARTER 2007
DATE: April 15, 2007
DECEMBER - JANUARY
12/28/06 - With the consensus of the EC, Ellen Pack
was appointed to a temporary advisory position as Database Consultant.
The EC felt that this temporary position was important to the
continuity of the implementation of the online registration database.
12/30/06 - Testing of the database began, with only
two testers: the EC chair and the Database consultant.
As problems were encountered, they sent to Larry Stephens for
evaluation and correction.
01/01/07 -All EC members began sending out first
requests to their regions for updates to the membership lists.
01/26/07 - The final testing stages of the new
database began today. Mock registrants were entered, and then sent
through the EC mailing list using SOP.
02/24/07 - Final corrections were made to the database
for uploading to the server.
02/26/07 - Final testing began today using the MSGW as
our "guinea pigs". Registrations were worked as though each was
MARCH - APRIL
03/16/07 - Today the dataset went "live". A big day
for the EC as we would now be able to see and work with the dataset in
real-time. New members began receiving an invitation to register to
vote using the online dataset. Through
the Newsletter, members that were already in the dataset were notified
that they could now edit and update their records online. There has
been a good response from those who have used the dataset to view their
04/06/07 - Ellen Pack left the EC as temporary advisor.
04/09/07-04/12/07 - Entries and updates to individual
records began in earnest. A slight problem was discovered, but was
quickly fixed by the dataset programmer, Larry Stephens. Mr. Stephens
made a programming change that would send out an automatic message to
all newly added members.
B. Jo Branch, Chair
USGenWeb Election Committee