From 258 eligible voters, 126 votes were cast in this election.
Three candidates receiving the most votes over 64 were elected.
(64 is 50% + 1 of the 126 ballots counted)
Verify the election results on Election Runner.
As we have for the last 3 years, SF Pride will conduct the Board Election separately from the Annual General Meeting, utilizing Election Runner for an online election. (This process is outlined in the by-laws under "action by written ballot without a meeting.") Voting online saves time & money and enables SF Pride to better support members who require accommodations to participate.
Nominations opened at the July membership meeting — verbal and written nominations from members in good standing were accepted. Nominations closed at the August membership meeting.
There are currently three (3) seats on the Board of Directors open for election for a 2023-26 term. Seven candidates are running. A candidate will need to receive a majority vote (50%+1) of the votes cast) in order to be elected to a seat on the Board.
To vote, you must be a member in good standing of SF Pride and have become a member or renewed no later than July 11, 2023. A member in good standing is one who has paid current dues and whose membership has not been suspended for any reason.
Eligible voting members may cast their ballots any time during the voting period, which will run from Saturday, Sept. 9 to Tuesday, Sept. 12. The voting period is open for 72 hours, from Noon Saturday to Noon Tuesday.
When the voting period opens, eligible voters will receive a voting code and voter key by email. This will contain all the information needed to participate in the 2023 San Francisco LGBT Pride Parade and Celebration Committee Board of Directors Election.
Members shall cast their votes by indicating their choices on the electronic ballot. You may vote for as few or as many candidates as you like.
Candidates who receive the highest simple majority votes (50% + 1) will fill the open seats in the order according to the numbers of votes they reached.
The election will be valid only if the number of ballots cast is equal to or greater than a quorum (one-third of SF Pride's total active membership as of the election date.) The number of ballots required will be noted on the ballot itself.
There are 258 eligible voters, and so at least 86 votes must be cast for the election to be quorate.
A voting member must:
Only a voting member in good standing may cast their vote.
Candidates for the Board are encouraged, but not required, to submit a written statement in support of their candidacy. Statements and opinions expressed by the candidates do not necessarily reflect the views of SF Pride.
If you did not get a voter ID or voter key, or did not receive a link to the ballot, you may email us at [email protected] or call us at +1 (415) 864-0831 to request a new one. As stated above, only one voter code and key will be issued per eligible member, and the staff team will verify each request for reissue.
Date of Record
Associate members still in their 60 day probationary period do not yet have voting rights.
|July 12th to Aug 9th||
Nominations begin at the July membership meeting, and close at the August membership meeting.
Board members running for a second term must announce their intent to run by the August membership meeting.
|August 9th||Members select election officials at the Membership Meeting.|
|August 20th||20 Day Notice of AGM and Election|
|August 25th||15 Day Deadline for Candidate Statements|
Candidate statements available online.
|September 9th||Ballot created in ElectionRunner and reviewed with Election Officials|
|Sept 9th to 12th||
|Sept 9th||Annual General Meeting
Members have the opportunity to hear the candidates speak, and to ask them questions, at the AGM on the 9th.
|Sept 12th||Election results reviewed with Election Officials and announced.|
For those members who do not have Internet access, a computer for casting their vote can be made available at the SF Pride Offices at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA by appointment during the 72 hour voting period.
Please contact [email protected] for arrangements.
The election officers will meet on the morning of August 9th, 2023 to verify the electionrunner.com setup and launch the election. This meeting is open to the public.
To request ASL interpretation for the AGM, please email us at [email protected] by Wednesday, Sept. 6.
Los materiales de la reunión se prepararán en español.
You will receive an email invitation to vote that includes:
See the example image provided.
You will receive an email invitation to vote that includes a Voter ID, Voter Key, and a link to click to take you to the election page.
Once you have received your invitation to vote:
Each member in good standing is allowed to vote once.
EXAMPLE EMAIL INVITATION TO VOTE
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