the first time, AAPG members can cast their officer ballots over
of the new technology, as allowed by recent Constitution and Bylaws
changes, is hoped to make it easier for all members to vote and
precluding the necessity of non-U.S. members to pay postage to submit
ballot can be accessed at www.aapg.org.
of the transition process to an all-electronic ballot in the future,
printed ballots were mailed to all eligible voters this year. Instructions
for voting online are on the ballot for those who prefer that voting
method. Future elections will dispense with the printed ballot for
those with e-mail addresses, who will simply receive notice of the
online balloting location. Paper ballots will always be available
for members who prefer that method even if they are Web users.
ballot and log-on code are matched to preclude the counting of more
than one vote. If both a printed ballot and an electronic ballot
are cast, the printed ballot will be the one tallied. The codes
on the paper and electronic ballots are exclusive to each other
and are not linked to the identity of the member, ensuring voter
& Ballot Systems Inc. in Eden Prairie, Minn., has been selected
as the vendor to handle the printing, Web technology and ballot
in 1990, will this year handle over 1,000 slates involving 5,000
candidates and more than four million eligible voters.
using the SBS services include the American Library Association
(63,000 members), American Physical Society (42,700 members), Dakota
Electric Association (80,000 members), Emergency Nurses Association
(22,000 members) and the Public Employees Retirement Association
should be cast and paper ballots received at the address provided
by Saturday, May 15. SBS will notify AAPG of the election results
on Tuesday, May 18.
will be posted on www.aapg.org and will appear in the June EXPLORER.