scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: SPL Elections
Bill Sheehan (w.sheehan.jr@POSTOFFICE.WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Tue Mar 14 2000 - 16:56:43 CST
> From: Anthony Mako <ajmako@NLS.NET>
Something like this:
> At the beginning of the election process everyone who wants to be SPL
> (regardless of qualifications) throws their hat into the ring. At certain
> intervals over the course of six months, each patrol holds a primary
> election. The two candidates who win the most elections are then nominated
> at a special Patrol Leader's Convention (usually held in some exotic
> After the convention, you have a period of three months where the two
> candidates go head to head campaigning. This is followed by a general
> election where everyone gets one vote. Once all the votes are counted, you
> sit down and determine the winner by counting the delegates from each patrol
> (the number of delegates are determined by the size of the patrol - and all
> of the delegates for a given patrol are given to the candidate receiving the
> most votes from that patrol). The winner is the candidate who receives 51%
> of the delegates. If neither candidate can be declared the winner, the PLC
> sits down and votes (the winner then being the candidate who receives the
> most votes in the PLC).
> You will have to set aside a small portion of your troop treasury to give to
> each candidate for campaigning (the amount determined by the amount of money
> raised by the candidates from the Scouts, parents, and committee members -
> a.k.a. major corporations and lobbies). You'll also have to strongly caution
> each candidate to not try to buy anyone's vote or collect too much money
> from parents and committee members, and look the other way when they do.
Yeah like somebody would use a lamebrain scheme like that one!! It'll
never work cause you didn't have some obscure patrol that only holds 2%
of eligable voters holding a caucus the end of the year prior the
More wonton anyone?
Just trying to help....