We’re a week away from the OTW’s 2011 election for seats on our Board of Directors, and all eligible voting members of the Organization for Transformative Works have now been sent voting account information.
If you made a qualifying donation and became a member between 1 October 2010 and 17 October 2011, then you should have an email which includes a unique randomly assigned username, password instructions, ballot instructions, and a link to the 2011 ballot on the OTW Election website (while you can see the page the ballot will be on and a little information there, the ballot itself will not be active or visible until elections open; to see a sample of an active ballot, visit the voting instructions page). If you have not received this email and believe you are a qualified voting member, please contact us! We will also be posting and sending a separate reminder email on the day of the election, prior to the opening of the polls.
At noon UTC on 16 November 2011 polls will open, and that ballot will become active. (What time is that here?) Voting will continue for 48 hours, and the polls will close at noon UTC on 18 November 2011. (What time is that here?)
You won’t be able to change your vote once you have cast your ballot, so we urge you to think about your choices. We have six eminently qualified candidates standing for four seats on the board. Our candidates are Julia Beck, Naomi Novik, Lucy Pearson, Betsy Rosenblatt, Nikisha Sanders, and Jenny Scott-Thompson, and you can read more about them and about the OTW’s voting process here, on our elections website.