The staff administrators of the recent SF Bicycle Coalition board elections congratulate the winners: Nic Jay Aulston, Sarah Bindman, Meaghan Mitchell, Preston Rhea, Kelli Shields, Alexandra Sweet, Juli Uota and Brad Williford.
We thank the additional eight candidates: Sarah Clusen Buecher, Amandeep Jawa, Roan Kattouw, Tyler Morris, Pamela Ocampo, Jeremy Pollock, Patrick Traughber and Jiro Yamamoto.
Members cast a total of 1,248 tallied ballots: 100 percent were cast online with two members voting in-person at the SF Bicycle Coalition office through the vendor website. This represents 13 percent of the members entitled to vote in the election — an increase from last year. There were also 6 abstentions and 12 write-in candidates.
Voting and tabulation was administered using third-party vendor ElectionBuddy to meet the ranked-choice voting rules added to our bylaws by the board in 2017. Most members were able to vote without any assistance from the election administrators. However, as expected with any vendor that provides ranked-choice voting services, a small subset of members required assistance to vote due to issues with email deliverability into their inbox. With significantly increased support from election administrators and other staff, all members who sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org were assisted and able to vote. All who were members in good standing by Jan. 9 were eligible to vote.
Details on the entire 2019 Board of Directors election process are available here. And details on this election’s round-by-round results are here. For more information about multi-winner ranked-choice voting, click here. This election was conducted using Meek’s Single Transferable Vote method.
The first board meeting with the newly elected members will be held in Feb. 26, 2019. We look forward to working with the winners, who will serve terms of two years on our board of directors alongside the existing board members whose terms have not expired. And we thank you, our wonderful members, for making your voices heard in this election.
We also want to express our gratitude to outgoing board members who chose not to run for re-election: Lindy Kae Patterson, Adam Keats and Rocky Beach. Thanks for your years of service.
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