Pursuant to our bylaws the annual
election was held on March 6, 2014. The Election Committee opened the polls at 3:00 pm and
closed the polls at 7:00 pm. Ballots were collected and counted. The tally was
presented to the President who certified and immediately
announced the results.
The annual election becomes final one week after announcing the validated
election results at the conclusion of the noticed, regular March monthly LJCPA
meeting if no challenge to the election results has been filed.
New Trustees shall be seated in April at the start of the regular meeting in
order to allow their full participation as Trustees at the April LJCPA meeting.
The Chair of the Elections Committee shall take custody of election ballots. Any
challenge to the election results must be filed with the Chair of the Elections
Committee in writing within one week of the announcement of the results of the
election. If no challenge to the election results has been made within said time
period, the ballots shall then be destroyed.
- Bob Collins
- Jim Fitzgerald (received more than 2/3rds of vote)
- Joe LaCava (received more than 2/3rds of vote)
- Robert Mapes (write-in, fills balance of term expiring March 2015)
- Alex Outwater
- Jim Ragsdale (write-in)
- Rob Whittemore (write-in)
Pursuant to the bylaws,
the LJCPA Board consist of eighteen Trustees elected by the
Members of the LJCPA.
Trustees serve for fixed terms of 3 years for no more than six consecutive years.
The bylaws provide for exceptions to term limit if there are not enough
candidates running to fill the available vacant seats.
Annual elections to fill 1/3rd of the seats are held on the day
of the regular March meeting.
Top 6 vote-getters were awarded full 3 year terms. The 7th top vote getter
fills the remainder of the seat which expires March 2015.
To be eligible to run for a trustee
seat, candidates must be eligible by the regular February meeting,
must be a Member, and must have attended
3 of the LJCPA's meetings in the preceding 12-month period (March 2013
through February 2014.)
The election process was as follows:
A special thanks to Janie Emerson who chaired the Election Committee and managed the polls
and all the volunteers who assisted her in staffing the polls and counting the ballots.
- Only Members are allowed to vote.
Memberships expired 2/28/2014 were not eligible to vote.
- Proxy voting was not allowed.
- There was no electioneering within 90 feet of polls.
- Voters provided proof of identity.
- Write-in candidates were deemed to have met eligibility requirements.