I have 4 main concerns. 1. fair and accurate counting of the votes 2. doing it in a Covid safe way 3. Getting it done in a timely manner so the results can be announced. 4. Maintaining the secrecy of the ballots as much as possible.
So far, as ballots have come in I have cross checked them against the owners list, marked them as voted and separated the ballots into an election group and a dog group.
Once the deadline arrives I will each do a count for both the Election and the Dog ballots. I will keep those results to myself.
I will then transport all of the ballots to Tower Shores where Miles Weigold has agreed to do a count with the results of our earlier count being unknown to him. Tricia McAdams has also agreed to do a count with the results of the earlier counts unknown to her.
We will then compare the counts to insure their accuracy and reconcile any differences we may find that could affect the outcome.
This is the same procedure we have used the last 4 or 5 years with good results except we are not doing it at the meeting.
Once we agree we will release the outcome by email and to the website
There will be an election again next year and I urge anyone interested, to volunteer as the Election Chairperson.