Bylaws Interpretation: Election of GPUS Delegation Alternate seats

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Ranked Choice Vote Bylaws Interpretation: Election of GPUS Delegation Alternate seats
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Ranked Choice Vote Administrator Victoria Ashley, Brian Good, Laura Wells, Eric Brooks, Mike Goldbec

02/12/2018 - 03/25/2018

Voting 03/26/2018 - 04/01/2018
Voting ends at Midnight Pacific Time

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The GPCA state Coordinating Committee approved the bylaws interpretation below on July 10, 2017, as amended by the Coordinating Committee during its August 7, 2017 and February 5, 2018 Meetings, and as further amended during the Standing General Assembly discussion period for the item.

GPCA Bylaws 13-3 governing bylaws interpretations state that such interpretations may be made by the Coordinating Committee, subject to confirmation by the Standing General Assembly (  This interpretation is being put forward simultaneously with the election it authorized.


That the Standing General Assembly approve the following bylaws interpretation:

— WHEREAS, the GPCA's timeline for Standing General Assembly applications, discussion and voting is based upon the practice of predictable communications via the GPCA's email lists, web pages, voting pages and the GPCA Inform list; and

— WHEREAS, in the spring of 2017, the GPCA’s information infrastructure faced unanticipated problems; and

— WHEREAS, in the past, GPCA members used this information to decide whether or when to run for GPUS Delegate or Alternate; and

— WHEREAS, in April 2017, fewer applications were received than seats existed for GPUS Delegation Alternate (nine for 12 seats), while there were far more applications for GPUS Delegate than seats (22 for 13 seats); and

— THEREFORE, the GPCA shall hold a special election to fill the remaining three Alternate seats for the remainder of the July 2017 to June 2019 term, in which election any GPCA member who correctly follows the application process may qualify for the ballot.

Delegate Apportionment Formula in Section 8-6 of GPUS Rules and Procedures Article VIII National Committee Size and Delegate Allocation:
GPCA Bylaws Article 8, Section 8-2 
GPCA Bylaws Article 13, Section 13-3 SGA Confirmation of Coordinating Committee Bylaws 
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