Ballots for 2013 elections were e-mailed to all voting members on Friday, August 30, and I wanted to explain the way this year's election will work.
RWA has again contracted with Survey and Ballot Systems, the same company that has handled the last six elections.
Due to the recent change in Bylaws, candidates for Director will not be listed by Region. Members are asked and allowed to vote for six Directors at Large, and the six candidates with the most votes will be declared winners. Names of candidates will appear in random order on each member’s ballot to eliminate any advantage or perceived advantage of having a certain placement on the ballot.
Bios as well as answers to questions posed by members of the Ethics Committee are available on RWA's website now: http://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=409. Members are asked to review the information so they have the information needed to cast an informed vote.
Thanks so much. If you have questions or do not receive a ballot, please contact Leslie Scantlebury at firstname.lastname@example.org.