The 2023 UTRU Nominating Convention will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Login information is provided at the bottom of this post.
Those wishing to be elected to the Board of Directors must complete the nomination form by 12:01 AM, Monday, October 16, 2023.
Once nominations have closed, you will be able to view nominee information here.
10:00 AM – Call to Order
10:05 AM – Adoption of Rules
10:10 AM – Candidate speeches for the Board of Directors (2 minutes each)
10:30 AM – Floor nominations
10:35 AM – Voting and Member Discussion of Issues for 2023
10:50 AM – Voting closes
10:55 AM – Winners announced
11:00 AM – Close convention
Robert’s Rules of Order
The Executive Director will act as parliamentarian and UTRU will follow the rules of Robert’s Rules of Order in order to conduct the meeting.
In order to vote for members of the Board of Directors, an individual must have paid dues to UTRU between October 16, 2022 and October 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM Mountain Standard Time.
The minimum UTRU due is $5 or the average daily cost for you to use transit, whichever is higher.
Dues above the $5/daily ridership cost minimum are appreciated but do not result in additional votes.
Dues must be paid annually.
A Google Survey will be sent when voting begins from the Executive Director’s email address (email@example.com) to the email address entered when an individual paid their dues.
Voting will remain open for 15 minutes from the time the ballot is sent and no additional time will be provided.
UTRU members will be electing a total of six Board of Director positions during the convention.
UTRU will elect board members using a ranked-choice voting system. In the event that seven or more candidates are nominated to sit on the board, Members will be asked to rank their preferred candidates and the candidate receiving the fewest preferred votes will be eliminated; individuals who listed the eliminated candidate first will then have their affirmative second-place vote distributed among the remaining candidates and the individual receiving the fewest votes will be eliminated in the second round. The process will repeat until six candidates remain and those six will sit on the Board of Directors.
Members will also be elected the duration of their preferred candidates term. If all six positions are filled, the top 3 candates will serve a 2-year term, with the bottom 3 serving a 1-year term. If fewer than six positions are filled, the majority of candidates will serve a 2-year term with the minoirty serving a 1-year term.
For an explanation of ranked choice voting, visit https://youtu.be/5ZoFjaTSvQY
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