Wednesday, July 17, 2002

80-20 will hold an election in October

"People who don't work for good government deserve to be ruled by those who are worse than themselves."
Do you want a politically powerful APA organization? If yes, then get involved to build it up.
80-20 will hold an election in October this year.

It will be open and democratic. Any dues-paying member can run for any office. No nomination by any 80-20 Committee is needed! Every elected position will have at least two candidates.

However, fair and written rules are still necessary to ensure an orderly and rational election. Here is the essential information. Please read.

1) What offices are available?

Four officers, the Chair of the Nomination Committee for the 2003 election, and x number of Board members will be elected. The four officers are the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. They each serve a two year term. "x" will be determined at a later date when 80-20 finds out from YOU, how many of YOU intend to run.

2) Who can run?

Any one who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by July 31, 2002, pays a filing fee of $50, and files a resume and a proper statement of candidacy. The statement of candidacy must be of 150 words or less stating his/her qualifications, what he/she has done for 80-20, and what he/she aims to get done for the APA community. The
filing fee, resume and statement of candidacy must be submitted by August 31, 2002.

A nominal filing fee is a standard procedure for most open elections. The fee will be returned to all winning candidates.

3) When and Where to file your candidacy?

YOU can file your candidacy between now and Aug. 31, 2002. Send in your filing fee ASAP so that 80-20 knows how many will be running, and you can formally begin seeking support for your candidacy. Send fee and filing papers to:

Professor Chun Wa Wong
3780 Keystone Ave.
Suite 106
Los Angeles,
CA 90034-6363

4) Who can vote?

Any person who has enrolled as a dues-paying member by August 15,
2002 can vote.

5) Open Information:

A list of eligible voters will be posted by August 31, 2002.

A list of candidates will be posted on our web site by 9/15/02. Information will include the offices they seek, together with their resumes and statements of candidacy.

6) Ensuring Fairness:

A Committee of 3 persons, none of whom will be a candidate in the said election, will be appointed by the Steering Committee to monitor the election procedure and results. . Security procedures similar to those used in the election of 33 delegates to the Endorsement Committee will be adopted. Balloting details and results will be kept for six months in the event of a challenge.

7) First Date of Voting & A Secure Voting Method:

The first date of voting is Oct. 21, 2002.

Members will cast ballots on 80-20's web site using a security code that will be sent by 80-20 in a personal e-mail, except for about 30 members who enrolled as members using fax numbers.

8) For More Election Details: