Re: SPL election
Amick Robert (amick@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 12:17:36 -0600
On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Larry Jones wrote:
> I know we had discussion on elections a few weeks back. My question is:
> Say you have a Troop election with 16 youths present to vote. Say that you
> have 4 candidates for SPL. How many votes does it take to win. Highest
> vote count, or over 50% of the votes or what?
Most organizations follow a plurality rule in which the person elected
must receive 51% of votes cast. If no one receives that percentage, and
this is likely in the case where four candidates are competing for an
office, then a runoff between the two highest vote getters is appropriate.
Bob Amick, Explorer Advisor, High Adventure Explorer Post 72, Boulder, CO
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City