[Siteselection] Error on NASFIC ballot

Glenn Glazer glenn.glazer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 21:32:33 PDT 2009

Hi, Mike.

Elaine's citation of the Constitution is correct, I will send you 
revised ballots shortly.  I expect that no one on the review committee 
for the ballots (which included a large number of former Site Selection 
directors and staff) caught this because of the expected (though not 
actual) parallelism with the Worldcon rules and because the likelihood 
of this section actually being exercised is (in my opinion) negligible.  
Incidentally, a misquote of the rules on the ballots does not disqualify 
the ballots in any way.



Elaine Brennan wrote:
> Dear Mike:
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Mike Kennedy <mikek999 at earthlink.net 
> <mailto:mikek999 at earthlink.net>> wrote:
>     Please pass this to Glenn Glazer or other appropriate party.
> I'm copying your email and this reply to the Site Selection team. 
>     There is a significant error on the NASFIC Site Selection ballot
>     -- both the RTF and the PDF -- posted on the web site.  The ballot
>     states:
>     "A vote for None of the Above indicates that you are opposed to
>     all of the bids. If None of the Above wins, the WSFS Business
>     Meeting at Anticipation will select the site."
>     This is wrong.  As Section 4.8.4 of the WSFS Constitution states:
>     "If 'None of the Above' wins, or if no eligible bid files by the
>     deadline, then no NASFiC shall be held and any supporting
>     membership payments collected for the NASFiC site selection shall
>     be refunded by the administering convention without undue delay."
>     The "no eligible bid files" clause is of course moot this year,
>     but the rest of that section still applies.
>     I intend to vote in the NASFiC Site Selection but would rather do
>     so on a correctly-worded ballot.
> Thank you so much for alerting us to this problem.
> All the best,
> Elaine
> --
> Elaine M Brennan, Head
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> 6-10 August 2009
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