The voting for the election of 3 Directors was conducted during the month of March 2014. The Ballot paper formed part of the AR address sheet, an envelope for the ballot paper and a reply paid envelope and all were included in the AR WIA member circulation.
1102 reply paid envelopes were received by the closing of the postal ballot last mail on the 28 March 2014.
Included in the reply paid envelope with the ballot envelope were 61 completed survey sheets. These have been passed to the survey coordinator. It should be noted that the inclusion of other correspondence could delay action of that document.
A further 4 survey sheets were included in the small ballot envelope, but no ballot paper was found.
One survey form was returned in the reply paid envelope without any other paperwork.
Eight reply paid envelopes were deemed invalid as the senders had not completed the required identification on the envelope, so their entitlement to vote could not be validated against the member database.
There were a further 7 invalid ballot papers as either all names or no names had been marked to indicate a valid vote. The use of numbers, 1,2,3 is also invalid.
The results of the election are: Bob Bristow VK6POP - 579
Chris Platt VK5CP - 795
Rowan Dollar VK2ELF - 662
Phil Wait VK2ASD - 798
Thank you to all who voted, about a quarter of the total membership, and thank you to the candidates for making yourselves available to serve the WIA membership and amateur radio.
I declare the above results to be an accurate presentation and record of the ballots received. I therefore declare Chris Platt VK5CP, Rowan Dollar VK2ELF and Phil Wait VK2ASD to be elected as Directors of the WIA.