Scouts-L Mail Archive for December of 1999: OA election - question from Round table
OA election - question from Round table
Sat, 11 Dec 1999 09:51:33 -0500
> OA election - question from Round table
Scouts could vote for up to 50% of the names on the ballot....any (or
all) Scouts receiveing votes on 50% of the ballots was elected...
Scouts may now vote for ALL of the Scouts on the ballot...But a
Scout must STILL have his name on 50% of the ballots cast. In
reality, it is still statistically very hard for all of the Scouts to be
elected, unless the election is poorly run or the unit allows OA
elections to be a popularity contest.
Nawakwa Lodge #3 saw very little increase in the number of
candidates coming in to the Order, and some of this increase may
be attributed to better Unit Elections teams getting the word out, and
helping more units have elections in the first place.
In my old unit in Richmond, we had 17 Scouts elegible last year, 3
got elected...in my new unit in Summerville, 4 were elegible, 1 got
elected. Doesn't seem like a give-away to me!