Report of the Election Committee 2007
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
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 real-time.
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
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
B. Jo Branch, Chair
USGenWeb Election Committee
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