Changes voted on April, 2013
- The question was strongly supported by the users and has been in place for the JLUO BoD (formerly known as UGBoD) elections since 2014
THIS YEAR'S BALLOT ALSO CONTAINS A QUESTION ON WHICH WE AS YOU TO VOTE WITH A "YES" OR "NO" (RADIO BUTTON):
Question: Should the rules for future elections to the Jefferson Lab Users Organization Board of Directors be modified such that every user has one and only one vote for member-at-large, regardless of the number of positions to fill and the number of candidates? (This would NOT affect future elections of chair-elect, experiment/theory liaison, graduate student representative and postdoc representative positions).
Rationale: This change has been proposed by several people to make it more likely that different "constituencies" within the users organization (previously known as users group) are represented roughly proportionally to their size. In the present system, where every user has as many votes as open positions, a majority group of voters could, in principle, determine the outcome for ALL open seats.