Pleased to see most of my candidates won! Where is my vote? How many days till SF Pride declares the seven top vote-getters the new board members?
If you haven't signed the petition to SF Pride, demanding they ratify the vote and begin transitioning the new board members into service at the organization, please do so now and tell your friends to follow suit. Add your name here.
It's not rocket science:
These are the actual vote totals by name in rank order of results, followed by votes for, against, and abstaining. Asterisk indicates members of the challenging slate. Names in CAPITALS are the apparent winners, who were NOT allowed to take office.
GARY VIRGINIA* 101, 37, 5
MARSHA LEVINE* 99, 38, 6
JESSE SANFORD* 93, 41,9
JOEY CAIN* 91, 44, 8
JOSE CITAL* 79,48, 16
JUSTIN TAYLOR 72, 57, 14
JOHN CALDERA* 72, 62, 9
Kevin Bard* 65, 59, 19
Joseph Greenwell 56, 63, 24
Pam Grey 52, 79, 12
Shaun Haines 50 72, 21
Rochelle A Fortier Nwadibia 46-82-15
Javarre Cordero Wilson 37, 88, 18
Kirk Linn-Degrassi 34, 99, 10
These are the rules:
"E. A nominee shall be elected if s/he shall poll 'For' in respect of 50%+1
of all votes cast, minus abstentions. All ballots shall be opened and
counted by the Election Officers in public view.
"F. Any and all abstention votes should be subtracted from the total votes
cast for that candidate. An abstention is not a “no” vote and therefore
should not be counted as one. Candidates may have different 'total' vote
counts from which the 50% + 1 winning margin will be calculated.
"1. Example: There are 40 total votes cast; if there are 6 abstentions for
Candidate 'A', then the new 'total votes cast' would be 34 (40–6 = 34)
The total votes needed for Candidate 'A' to be elected would now be 18
and not 21 (34 / 2 = 17+ 1 = 18)