Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 11:49:51 EDT
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From: Eileen Segal <Ebsegal**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: E-ballot
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I was under the impression that the Executive Committee had agreed to
electronic balloting. See part of the Minutes on top of page 9 in the Agenda  Book.

If Council passes the petition, we need to change our by-laws, an action
already ready for vote at the EC. See page 44 in the Agenda Book. And I  urge all
to read all the other changes in preparation for discussion in  Philadelphia.

I am in favor of electronic balloting. My greatest concern is the  FAQ:
Will voting over the Internet discourage members who are  more
comfortable voting by mail?
Elections will be conducted via  "hybrid" methods, combining mail and
Internet voting.  Members will  therefore have a choice, voting either by
the mail ballot or over the  Internet.
 This will require some discussion on procedures. Further, I don't  know the
percentage of members who voted in the last election, but my feeling is  that
percentage will decrease if members have to log on to the Internet.

Food for thought.


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