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Discussion: vote

in: Sandy; Sandy > 2016-08-14

Aug 15, 2016 1:17 PM # 
when/how do you vote?
Aug 15, 2016 1:27 PM # 
If you are going to the AGM you can vote yourself. Otherwise your club will vote (in one block), one vote per OUSA member in the club (excluding those present to cast their own vote).
Aug 15, 2016 1:28 PM # 
I'm not sure when the AGM (Annual General Meeting) is but I think it's in conjunction with the US Classic Champs and/or NAOC. I've looked for information but haven't seen any.

Each OUSA member gets a vote with some arrangement for family memberships (two votes I think). However, proxies are allowed and clubs usually vote as a bloc getting the number of votes corresponding to the number of club members that are also OUSA members. Each club should have received instructions from OUSA on this, asking for the names of the delegates that will be attending and voting. But I think individuals can always vote as well.

I'm not sure what DVOA is planning but I hope someone is on top of this. If the AGM is Saturday, Sept. 17 I can't attend. Any other day and I will be there and happy to vote for the club. Although that means they have to vote my way!
Aug 15, 2016 1:30 PM # 
A PS to Christina's post. Let's say the club gets 60 votes. If two delegates attend they can split those votes however they want (30-30 or 15-45 or whatever) and they don't have to vote the same way. So, if a club had polled it's membership, it could vote in a representative way. I remember that happening a long time ago over some controversial item which I've since forgotten.
Aug 15, 2016 1:40 PM # 
The AGM is September 17, in conjunction with the classic champs.

I find the bylaws a bit unclear, but it looks like a club gets an extra delegate for every 25 OUSA members they have. I guess that's how the split voting works?
Aug 15, 2016 3:54 PM # 
I should have guessed it was on the 17th since that is the one time I can't make it!
Aug 15, 2016 6:08 PM # 
It's a conspiracy!

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