Electronic voting for 2006-07 AAPG officer candidates is now available.
The site contains the seven-person officer slate, voting instructions and all biographical information, plus the candidates’ statements of why they are standing for office.
Electronic voting will remain available until voting closes and ballots are counted on May 15.
It’s time to vote on your 2006-07 officers: president-elect, vice president and treasurer.
By the time you read this you may already have received written notification of your e-signature that allows you to cast your secure, secret vote online. (It’s as effortless as voting by paper ballot -- and cheaper).
I just finished testing the system that’s in place and it was a very quick and easy experience.
Last June at the Calgary convention the House of Delegates voted to change the AAPG Bylaws, Article II, Section 10(b), which allows for “preferential voting” when three or more candidates are on the ballot.
Basically, the goal is to elect a person with 50 percent or more of the vote, which can be difficult when there are more than two candidates.
Under preferential voting, if no candidate receives a majority of the first choice votes cast, then the candidate that received the least number of first choice votes shall be dropped from consideration, and the second choices of those voters whose first choice was the dropped candidate shall be deemed those voters’ first choice.
If there is still no majority candidate, the process is repeated until a candidate receives a majority of the first choice votes cast.
This year, there is one race on the ballot with three candidates where this new rule goes into effect. Be sure to mark your preference. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
Ballots will be counted on May 15.
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Then there’s that other annual privilege for all members -- paying your dues.
So, the reminder here is: Your AAPG membership number is your login. Your password was assigned to you, and if you have never used any member-only features, click on the link “Reset my password” at the base of the login page.
This prompts you to enter your e-mail address, and upon submittal you will receive by e-mail a link that will give you power to assign a password of your choosing.
If this does not function properly, then that means our e-mail address data doesn’t match, and you need to contact AAPG headquarters and speak to a Member Services representative for assistance.
In this world of long distance business at your fingertips, please, let your fingers truly “do the walking” and start using the Members Only area of the AAPG Web site. Its functionality and features are constantly being updated.