Elections

Thank you to everyone who voted and who ran in the August 2017 Young Greens elections!

Congratulations to those who were elected:
Aadam Hammond (Co-Chair), Alison Bittick (Co-Chair), Brendan Phillips (Co-Chair), Eric Graf (Co-Chair), Michael Dennis (Delegate), Stephanie Wild (Treasurer) & Tahirih Osborne (Delegate)

as they join the rest of our existing Young Greens Steering Committee:
Brian Tholl (Co-Chair), Damian Gonzales (Secretary), Jacob Falzone (Co-Chair), & Zack Looney (Alternate Delegate)

per our by-laws, new Steering Committee members begin their term on the next scheduled YGUS SC call,
which is on Sunday, September 3 at 9:15pm Eastern time


VOTE RESULTS

Total Ballots: 39

**Note that for all calculations, we calculated 2 decimal points and rounded to 1 decimal point with, for example, .00-.04 rounding to 0.0 and .05-.1 rounded to 0.1.**

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By-Laws Amendments

 Proposal 1: Section 9 -- Clarifying Young Greens chapters can be campus or local - PASSED 100% (60% needed)

Votes = 39
Yes - 39
No - 0
Abstain - 0

Proposal 2: Section 1 -- Elaborating on the explicitly anti-oppression and anti-capitalist principles of the Young Greens: - PASSED 100% (60% needed)

Votes = 39
Ballots - 39
Yes - 39
No - 0
Abstain - 0

Proposal 3: Sections 4, 7, 8 -- Increasing co-chairs from 4 to 6. Increasing expected hours from YGUS Steering Committee members from 10 monthly to 10 weekly. Housekeeping update that YGUS now has 2 (not 1) National Delegate per the GPUS update in March 2017 - PASSED. 86.8% (60% needed)

Votes = 38 (1 abstain)
Yes - 33
No - 5
Abstain - 1

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YGUS TREASURER (1 seat)

Votes = 38 (1 blank)
Threshold = 38 votes / (1 seat + 1) + 1 = 17 votes

Round 1:
Stephanie Wild - 36 -- ELECTED
None of the Above - 2

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YGUS DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE (2 seats)

Votes = 39
Threshold = 39 votes / (2 seats + 1) + 1 = 14 votes

Round 1:

Michael Dennis - 29 -- ELECTED
Tahirih Osborne - 10

Overage count for MD: 29votes - 14threshold = 15 votes

2nd preference for 28 MD voters [29 - 1 no further preference = 28]
Tahirih Osborne - 27 (27/28 = 96.4% of 15 votes = 14.5 votes
None of the Above - 1 (1/28 = 3.6% of 15 votes = .5votes
(no further preference - 1)

Round 1 (after MD overage redistribution):


Tahirih Osborne - 24.5 votes -- ELECTED
None of the Above - .5 votes

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YGUS CO-CHAIRS (4 seats)
*Because Proposal 3 passed, we are electing 4 instead of 2 co-chairs. The 4th elected co-chair received a shorter term and will be up for election in February 2018.

Votes = 38 (1 disqualified. Gave same rank to multiple people. No response to outreach to correct this).
Threshold = 38 (4 seats + 1) + 1 = 8.6 votes

Round 1: 
Alison Bittick - 30 -- ELECTED
Brendan Phillips - 4
Eric Graf - 2
Aadam Hammond - 1
Preston Thacker - 1

Overage count for AB: 30votes - 8.6threshold = 21.4 votes

2nd preference for 29 AB voters [30 - 1 no further preference = 29]
Brendan Phillips - 13 (13/29 = 44.8% of 21.4 votes = 9.6votes)
Aadam Hammond - 9 (9/29 = 31.0% of 21.4 votes = 6.6votes)
Eric Graf - 3 (3/29 = 10.3% of 21.4 votes = 2.2votes)
Preston Thacker - 3 (3/29 = 10.3% of 21.4 votes = 2.2votes)
None of the Above - 1 (1/29 = 3.4% of 21.4 votes = 0.7votes)
(no further preference - 1)

Round 1 (after AB overage redistribution):
Brendan Phillips  - 13.6 votes -- ELECTED
Aadam Hammond - 7.6 votes
Eric Graf - 4.2 votes
Preston Thacker - 3.2 votes
None of the Above - 0.7 votes

Recalculate threshold: 38 votes - 1 no further preference = 37 votes. 
Threshold = 37 (4 seats + 1) + 1 = 8.4 votes

Overage count for BP: 13.6votes - 8.4 votes = 5.2 votes

2nd preference for 17 BP voters [4 original + 13 from AB overage = 17]
Aadam Hammond - 7 (7/17 = 41.2% of 5.2 votes = 2.1votes)
Eric Graf - 5 (5/17 = 29.4% of 5.2 votes = 1.5votes)
Preston Thacker - 5 (5/17 = 29.4% of 5.2 votes = 1.5 votes)

Round 1 (after BP overage redistribution):
Aadam Hammond - 8.7 votes -- ELECTED
Eric Graf - 5.7 votes
Preston Thacker - 4.7 votes
None of the Above - 0.7 votes

Threshold remains the same. All votes reallocated. 

Overage count for AH: 8.7votes - 8.4votes = 0.3 votes

2nd preference for 16 AH voters [1 original + 9 from AB overage + 7 from BP overage = 17 - 1 no further preference = 16]
Eric Graf - 8 (8/16 = 50% of 0.3 votes = 0.2votes)
Preston Thacker - 6 (6/16 = 50% of 0.3 votes = 0.1votes)
None of the Above - 1 (1/16 = 6.25% of 0.3 votes = 0.0votes)
Taj Magruder (Write-in) - 1 (1/16 = 6.25% of 0.3 votes = 0.0votes)
(no further preference - 1)

Round 1 (after AH overage redistribution): 
Eric Graf - 5.9 votes
Preston Thacker - 4.8 votes
None of the Above - 0.7 votes

Recalculate threshold: 37 votes - 1 no further preference - 1 Taj Magruder (effectively no further preference as 0.0 vote redistribution) - 1 None of the Above (effectively no further preference as 0.0 vote redistribution) = 34 votes
Threshold = 34 votes / (4 seats + 1) + 1 = 7.8 votes

Round 2: 

ELIMINATE NONE OF THE ABOVE (NOTA) - 0.7 votes

2nd preference for 0 NOTA voter [1 from AH overage that has no further preference]
(no further preference - 1)

Eric Graf - 5.9 votes -- ELECTED (short term)
Preston Thacker - 4.8 votes


In the interest of current discussions around approval voting in the Green Party here are those results:

Secretary: 
Stephanie Wild - 36
NOTA - 3
Taj Magruder - 1

Delegate: 
Michael Dennis - 39
Tahirih Osborne - 37
NOTA - 2
Aaron Renaud - 1
Victoria Lindsey - 1

Co-Chair:
Alison Bittick - 36
Brendan Phillips - 32
Aadam Hammond - 30
Eric Graf - 28
Preston Thacker - 26
NOTA - 2
Taj Magruder - 1


 

Our next elections will be in February 2018 for 3 co-chairs, 1 secretary, and 1 alternate delegate.

Please find out more about each of these positions in the by-laws.

Steering Committee positions are typically held for one year and are typically comprised of members who have been previously active in Green and Young Green organizing work -- whether that be on their campus, their local/state Green chapter, or a Green campaign. 

The Steering Committee is not the only way to be involved in the caucus. The Steering Committee often requests from its membership assistance for specific volunteer and support opportunities in addition to the general organizing work done nationwide by all of our members. We encourage all members and all candidates to stay involved in the caucus and contribute their skills and passion. 

Steering Committee positions are not to be considered simply ceremonial positions. They are work and service positions that mandate in our by-laws at minimum 10 hours of work each week to facilitate caucus functioning and growth. It can be more appropriately be thought of as the caucus's central Working Administrative Committee. 


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