Voting Guidelines

All,

The membership of the WCCEA will be holding a Vote of No Confidence in President Bellanca’s leadership at this Thursday, May 1st, at the General Membership Meeting.   The language of the No Confidence Vote is relatively simple. It reads as follows.
Shall the membership pass a Vote of No Confidence in President Bellanca’s leadership?
Voting will be done via secret paper ballot at the meeting, and your WCCEA Board urges you to attend this meeting and vote. However, recognizing that some individuals have commitments during this time period, and in order to allow the largest number of individuals a chance to have their say, absentee voting will be permitted. Absentee voting will follow the guidelines established by the WCCEA Board for elections. Essentially, anyone wishing to vote absentee will need to stop by my office, fill out a signature card, show ID, and get an absentee ballot. Exact details of the absentee voting procedure can be found in the attachment (see below).   In order to facilitate absentee balloting, I am listing the times I should be available this week.  They are:
Tuesday 10:30 – 2:00
Wednesday 2:00 – 4:00
Thursday 10:30 – 2:00
If none of those options work for you, you can try to catch me at other times.  However, please remember that this is finals week. There are a couple of other traditional activities I need to attend to during this time period. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Regards,
Gregg Heidebrink
WCCEA Elections Chair
WCCEA  Guidelines for Absentee Voting  April 2005
1. Persons wishing to vote absentee must contact an elected Executive Board Member (President,  Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or R.A. Delegate) or the Election Chairperson.
2. Persons wishing to vote absentee must present picture I.D. when they receive their ballot.
3. Persons wishing to vote absentee must print and sign their name on a signature card when they  receive their ballot in the presence of the Board Member or Election Chair. This signature will be  checked against the signature on the outer envelope containing the ballot.
4. Absentee ballots will be available one week before the scheduled election.
5. The absentee voter will be unable to vote for any nominations or proposals made from the floor  at the meeting where the election is held.
6. Completed absentee ballots must be placed in an unmarked envelope that is sealed, and a  second, cover envelope. The cover envelope must have the name of the voter PRINTED on the  front and the SIGNATURE of the voter signed over the sealed flap.
7. Absentee ballots may be returned to the Election Chairperson anytime before the voting  meeting.
8. Absentee ballots must be received by the Election Chairperson before the election process is  officially closed.
9. Absentee ballots will be disqualified if 1) the signature on the signature card and the ballot do  not match, 2) if the voter is not on the official membership list, 3) if the ballot is not sealed and  signed in the manner described in #6 above, or 4) if the ballot is received after the election is  declared closed.

 

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