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Ranked Choice Vote ID68
Ranked Choice VoteElection: Coordinating Committee, unscheduled vacancies, two female seats, remainder of July 2014 - June 2016
TypeSecret Ballot
Number of Seats2
Ranked Choice Vote AdministratorMike Feinstein
PhaseClosed
Discussion10/05/2015 - 11/22/2015
Voting11/23/2015 - 11/29/2015
ResultResults
Presens Quorum12 0.5001
Candidates No Other Candidate
Jessica Montiel
 

Background

This election is to fill two unscheduled vacancies for two female seats on the GPCA Coordinating Committee (http://www.cagreens.org/committees/coordinating), resulting from resignations by two individuals (Susan Chunco and Marnie Glickman) elected in June 2014, to serve the remainder of the two year term running from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016. The Coordinating Committee's Duties and Authority are found here http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-03-23#Section_8-1_Duties_and_Authority.

When such unscheduled vacancies occur, the Coordinating Committee shall publish a Notice of Vacancy and Call for Candidate Submissions to the active County Organizations, as per GPCA Bylaws 8-4.5 http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-06-23#Section_8-4_Elections. This was sent on August 5, 2015.

According to GPCA Bylaws 8-2.1, "The Coordinating Committee shall be composed of up to 24 voting members, with 12 men and 12 women. Six men and six women shall be elected each year to serve staggered, two year terms" (http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-03-23#Section_8-2_Membership) and 8-4.1 "Elections shall be conducted each year by the Standing Green Assembly using Ranked Choice Voting with a No Other Candidate option, with the six week discussion period beginning on the first Monday of May and the one week voting period commencing immediately thereafter." (http://www.cagreens.org/bylaws/2013-03-23#Section_8-4_Elections). 8-4.3(b) adds that the election as it is posted to the Standing Green Assembly shall include:"A full and detailed explanation of Ranked Choice Voting, an explanation of the No Other Candidate option, and an encouragement that delegates make their choices seriously and a reminder that they do not have to fill all seats unless they feel there are enough qualified candidates."

Ranked Choice Voting is explained here http://www.fairvote.org/reforms/fair-representation-voting/choice-voting http://www.fairvote.org/reforms/instant-runoff-voting http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=876 http://www.acgov.org/rov/rcv. Ranking 'No Other Candidate' (NOC) means once NOC passed the approval threshold, no further candidates will be elected, other than those (if any) who have already been elected before NOC reached the threshold.

Candidate Information

No Other Candidate


Jessica Montiel
I want to serve on the GPCA Coordinating Committee filling an open female seat for the remaining term ending in June. I am on the Green Party of Contra Costa County Council and have been active there for sometime now.

I have a BA from UCB in Sociology and Women Studies, and currently work as a Program Specialist in the Berkeley unifed School District.

I have been a member of the Green Party for about 20 years.

Kind Regards,

Jessica Montiel



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