Quelab was approached last month to open some outreach talks with a representative of the local Air Force Research Laboratory(AFRL) and their Maker Hub, (A Makerspace on Kirtland Air Force Base). After talks and a tour of our space, we arranged for a small group tour to be escorted onto the base and see some of the AFRL’s space tech lab space, and then through the Maker Hub, which is a very nicely outfitted small Makerspace right in Western KAFB, which turns out to be open and free for people with base access. (details in a link below)
Here is the list of nominees (in alpha order by first name) for the Board of Directors Election taking place this weekend, 2-18-18, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.:
- Charel Morris
- Craig “Zoot” Goldsmith
- Gonner Menning
- Jack Gilster
- Jesse Trujillo
- John “JT” Benedetto
- Rebecca Snyder
Electronic voting will start Thursday. All active members will receive their ballot via email that day. All voting will be electronic, there will be no paper ballots this year. If you do not want to vote ahead of time, you are welcome to come to the Election Meeting party this Sunday afternoon, and vote at Quelab; there will be food provided! You will need to have access to your email to get to your voting email from the OPAVOTE system to use your specific voter setup (each one is unique).
A REMINDER: The Quelab by-laws state we MUST reach quorum for voter turnout, which is why we have electronic voting, encourage voting ahead of time, and ask that ALL vote in the Board of Directors’ Election. You are even free to submit a blank ballot, and NOT vote for ANYONE; that will still count towards quorum!
- The list of Directors can be found at:
Vote Ranking – When voting, everyone will be asked to rank all of the candidates that they want to vote for; they can rank as many candidates as they want. Unless they are voting for only one candidate, the votes must be ranked. The votes will be counted using a single transferable vote system.
- This shorter “extra” video is easier to understand concerning the voting system we are using:
- CGP Grey video “Extra: STV Election Walkthrough”
- This longer video introduces STV, or “Single Transferable Vote”:
- CGP Grey video “Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote”
The Quelab Elections Team
Celeste Gangwere & Josh Pedersen
with volunteer help from Charel Morris & John “JT” Benedetto