Have you cast your ballot for AAPG officers yet? If not, now’s the time.
Members should cast their ballot online if possible; AAPG has switched to the electronic voting method to reduce election costs, especially postage.
This year, AAPG mailed paper ballots to those members who do NOT have a valid e-mail address or to those whose e-mail addresses bounced back as non-deliverable.
To cast your vote, you will need both your AAPG member number and an assigned code, referred to as an “E-Signature.” Both numbers have been provided in your e-mail notification or on the paper ballot, and can be used only one time.
Those who receive a paper ballot can instead choose to vote online; however, do not also return the paper ballot.
Members will be able access the e-ballot through May 15 noon CDT.
User support is available online.
In the president-elect election members will chose from three candidates – two nominated by the Advisory Council and a candidate who filed a petition to be on the ballot. Voters are instructed to cast the vote in order of preference.
In a Bylaws change effective in 2006, ballots for offices with more than two candidates provide voting in order of preference; the candidate receiving a majority of the “first choice” votes is elected.
Previously, the candidate with the most votes was declared the winner without regard to a majority tally.
The new process allows for determination of a majority without a costly and time-consuming run-off.
If no candidate receives a majority of the “first choice” votes cast, then the candidate who received the least number of “first choice” votes shall be dropped from consideration, and the second choices of those voters whose first choice was the dropped candidate will be deemed those voters’ first choice. The process is repeated until a candidate receives a majority vote.
Also on the ballot are candidates for vice president-Sections and treasurer. Races for secretary and vice president-Regions will be on next year’s ballot.
- John C. Lorenz, Geoflight LLC, Edgewood, N.M.
- Dwight M. “Clint Moore, DiamondStar Exploration & Production, Houston (petition candidate).
- Ronald A. Nelson, Broken N Consulting, Cat Spring, Texas.
- David H. Hawk, Energy Analysis and Answers/Consultant, Boise, Idaho.
- W.C. “Rusty” Riese, BP Americas, Katy, Texas.
- Edith C. Allison, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C.
- Kay L. Pitts, Aera Energy LLC, Bakersfield, Calif.