|Greetings Pacifica Members,
PLEASE TAKE YOUR STATION's ELECTION SURVEY. YOUR FEEDBACK WILL HELP IMPROVE THE ELECTION PROCESS.
KPFA ELECTION SURVEY
KPFK ELECTION SURVEY
KPFT ELECTION SURVEY
WBAI ELECTION SURVEY
WPFW ELECTION SURVEY
NOTE THAT ALL PRELIMINARY RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ONLINE BY OCT 25th, 2010 (for KPFA by OCT 15th, 2010).
ALL FINAL RESULTS TOGETHER WITH THE FINAL REPORT WILL BY POSTED ONLINE BY NOV 15th, 2010.
PARTICIPATE YOUR STATION's PUBLIC BALLOT COUNT
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 ballots.
KPFA Ballot Count - Finished
KPFK Ballot Count - Oct. 15th, 16th & 17th - Location - KPFK Radio, Contact Les Radke to confirm details, firstname.lastname@example.org
KPFT Ballot Count - Oct. 19th & 20th - Location - St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 5501 Main Street, Houston, TX 77004 Contact Kathy Kidd to confirm details, email@example.com
WBAI Ballot Count - Oct. 23rd, 24th & 25th - Location - CCNY 135th street and Amsterdam avenue, New York, NY , 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...
Step 3: cross check 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). Next....
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 read STV for Small Elections (KPFK Elections Working Group 2006). Tune into an STV 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 Pacifica Bylaws.
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 Supervisor) email@example.com
Staci Gorden (WPFW Election Supervisor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Renee Asteria (National Election Supervisor 2010) email@example.com