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.
Nominations are now closed.
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 2024
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 10:15 AM Mountain Standard Time.
The minimum UTRU due is $5 a month or the average daily cost for you to use transit, whichever is higher; you may also make a yearly payment of $50. 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 commence after the first ballot is distributed and remain open for a minimum of 15 minutes. The Parliamentarian will announce when voting will close immediately after sending ballots, but may extend time at their own discretion.
UTRU members will be electing a total of four Board positions during the 2023 convention to serve on a 2-year term, which will start on November 1, 2023 and end October 31, 2025.
UTRU will elect board members using a ranked-choice voting system. In the event that five or more candidates are nominated to sit on the board, dues-paying 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 four candidates remain and those four will sit on the Board of Directors.
For an explanation of ranked choice voting, visit https://youtu.be/5ZoFjaTSvQY
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