MEMORANUDM TO: Pacifica Community
FROM: Kenny Mostern, National Election Supervisor, Pacifica Foundation
RE: Election Update
DATE: October 4, 2004
The nomination period for the Pacifica Foundation elections has closed, and all candidates whose names will appear on the ballot have been certified. Their names have been publicized. This memo is to inform the Pacifica Community of what the Election Supervisors have been doing in order to ensure accurate compliance with the Pacifica bylaws for this election.
1. Final production of voter lists
It has been a huge undertaking on the part of the Local Election Supervisors, but we will have assembled member lists that we believe are substantially more complete and accurate than those which have been maintained by the Foundation in the past. In particular:
The audit reports of the various Local Elections Supervisors are available for public examination from members of the Pacifica Community. A complete overview of these reports will be presented in my Final Report and Certification of the Election, which will appear one to two weeks after the results of the election are tabulated.
In total, our lists contain the names and addresses of 95,555 member of the Foundation, as "members" is defined by the Foundation By-Laws.
2. Ballots and Candidate Statement Booklets Are Now in Production
The ballots, doubled-blind envelopes, and candidate statement booklets are all currently in production at a union printer in Washington, DC. This printer was chosen by TrueBallot, Inc. TrueBallot was chosen to produce the ballots because
TrueBallot has ten years experience conducting elections, and specializes in high contested union elections. They have also worked for a wide variety of nonprofits. Further information about TrueBallot can be found on their website, www.trueballot.com.
Once produced, the ballots will be mailed from Washington, DC on October 15. Any Foundation member who has not received their ballot by October 29 should call toll-free (877) 217-6928 x205 and ask for a replacement ballot. It will be sent first class within 24 hours.
Candidate statements will be mailed out with all ballots as part of the ballot package.
As in the past, the ballots will be counted in all five cities, in a manner that is open to the public. The election closes on November 15, and the dates of the ballot counting will be:
Exact times and locations are not yet settled, but will be widely publicized as soon as we know them.
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