Re: Troop Elections - The Mechanics
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Tue, 20 May 1997 17:42:35 -0400
> From: Jonathan Dixon <dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU>
> Date: Tuesday, May 20, 1997 4:58 PM
> A further question for the list is how different troops deal with ties.
> Last year we had a tie for SPL, and this year we had a couple of ties
> for PLs. For the SPL, the adults sat down and decided, since we
> couldn't come up with a better way (the troop was never told that there
> was a tie). For the PLs, I have made the SPL find ways to resolve the
> problem (I did loan him a quarter for one of the choices). What methods
> have other used to solve this problem?
I'm not sure what our procedures do for a tie in the vote for SPL, and I
don't think I can remember it happening. We had a tie for PL a few years
ago and so we added something to our guidebook about it. I believe that
we give preference to the incumbent in the case of a tie. I'm not sure
what we do (I'd have to look) if neither is the incumbent, but it might be
that we would give preference to someone from within the patrol over
someone from outside the patrol. (We allow those First Class or over to
run in any and all patrols. It makes it interesting if someone gets
elected in more than one patrol, and it has happened.) We also might give
the preference to the current APL.
Bruce E. Cobern
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