Election to the Executive Committee (EC) 2008 - report
Result of ballot:
1726 valid ballots were received.
Votes were counted using the Single Transferable Vote method.
The following candidates were elected:
Elisabeth (Lis) Dyson-Jones
The dispatch of ballot papers is calculated as follows:
|Sent via Congregations for distribution||3768|
|Sent direct to Full Members||143|
|Sent on Request to Associate Members||22|
The details for appropriate person and address for each Congregation, and the number of members for which a quota payment has been made as at September 2007 was provided to Popularis, and each Congregation was sent the appropriate number of ballot papers, election statements and reply paid envelopes for distribution. A list of Full Members giving individual names and addresses was supplied to Popularis, and each was sent a ballot paper, election statements and a reply paid envelope. A list of Associate Members giving individual names and addresses was supplied to Popularis, and each was sent a letter informing them that they could apply to Popularis for a ballot pack if they did not receive one through their Congregation. 22 members made an application. The data was checked to ensure that there were no duplicates.
Full and Associate members sent a ballot paper by Popularis were required to sign a statement that they had voted only once and to return the statement with the ballot paper. All ballot papers returned by Full and Associate Members were returned with a signed statement.
I am satisfied that the arrangements made with respect to the production, storage, distribution, return and other handling of the voting papers used in the ballot, and the arrangements for the counting of the votes, included all such security arrangements as were reasonably practicable for the purpose of minimising the risk that any unfairness or malpractice might occur.
16th December 2008