|Greetings Pacifica Members,
ELECTIONS CLOSED SEPT. 30th: KPFA's
Listener and Staff Elections,
KPFT's Listener and Staff Elections, WBAI's Listener Elections, are closed.
ELECTIONS EXTENDED till OCT. 13th: KPFK's
Listener and Staff Elections, WBAI Staff Elections, WPFW's Listener and
an Election Request form if you have not received your ballot
(KPFK, WPFW and WBAI Staff). Send in your ballot *before Oct 13th* to:
Election, pobox 710, N. Hollywood, CA 91603
- WBAI Election, pobox 3454,
NY. NY 10008
- WPFW Election, pobox 21628,
Washington DC 20009
Approximate Ballot Count for closed
- KPFA Listener - 3465 (~16%),
KPFA Staff - 129 (53%)
- KPFT Listener - 871 (~12%), KPFT Staff - 48
- WBAI Listener - 1951 (~12%)
PARTICIPATE YOUR STATION's PUBLIC
The ballot count is labor intensive - so if you
aren't a candidate please come out and help.
Candidates can observe but not touch the
KPFA Ballot Count - Oct. 8th, 9th
& 10th - Location - Bay Area Alternative Press, 1845 Alcatraz,
Contact Oriana Saportas to confirm details, firstname.lastname@example.org
KPFK Ballot Count - Oct.
15th, 16th & 17th - Location - KPFK Radio, Contact Les Radke to
confirm details, email@example.com
KPFT Ballot Count - Oct.
19th & 20th - Location - KPFT Radio, Contact Kathy Kidd to confirm
WBAI Ballot Count - Oct.
23rd, 24th & 25th - Location - TBA, Contact Nichole Justice-Hylton
to confirm details, firstname.lastname@example.org
WPFW Ballot Count - Oct.
21st & 22nd - Location - WPFW Radio, Contact Staci Gorden to
confirm details, email@example.com
BALLOT COUNT STEPS
Step 1 will be cross checking the ballot pick up logs
with the actual ballots. We will then delve into...
Step 2 of
the process which is the opening
and sorting of the ballots enclosed in envelops... and then...
validity of the PINS (barcode scanning) associated to each
ballot by comparing to the official master list of pins which
combines reissued ballots with first mailing to make sure
there are no duplicate votes. Sort in to accepted
(valid pin) and rejected ballots (invalid pin).
Step 4: scan each ballot and process with image
processing software which translates each image into a string of
numbers corresponding to the candidate ranking of a given vote. Note that we will check for errors before
moving onto the next step. Finally...
Step 5: Use
ChoicePlusPro program to perform the STV calculation
Note this 5 step
process will be separate for staff and listener elections.
STV - Single
Transferable Vote - is the method used in this election. It is
considered the most democratic of all election systems as it ensures proportional
representation and minimizes wasted votes. For detailed information
for Small Elections (KPFK Elections Working Group 2006). Tune into
onair tutorial which was carried out by Kathy Kidd (KPFT local
election supervisor) Les Radke, national election supervisor 2006,
2009, Local election supervisor 2010 KPFK, and one of the
individuals who helped write the
Many thanks for your time and consideration,
Oriana Saportas (KPFA Election Supervisor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Radke (KPFK Election Supervisor) email@example.com
Kathy Kidd (KPFT Election Supervisor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Nichole Justice-Hylton (WBAI Election
Staci Gorden (WPFW Election Supervisor) email@example.com
Renee Asteria (National Election Supervisor 2010) firstname.lastname@example.org