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EMEA Seat
Last Post 23 Sep 2013 10:58 AM by Grant Fritchey. 3 Replies.
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Grant Fritchey
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23 Sep 2013 06:38 AM  
Just a question for procedure.

Since three votes can be cast for candidates, is it possible that the top three people receiving votes could be outside of the EMEA candidates? If so, is it then true that the third person will be dropped in favor of the top EMEA candidate? Does this mean if you are outside the EMEA region you should restrict your votes to two people to help avoid this situation? The reverse is true as well, if the top three votes received are all EMEA candidates one of them could actually be bumped in favor of another candidate. A little advice here would be helpful.
James Rowland-Jones
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23 Sep 2013 09:16 AM  
Hello Grant,

Yes your assumptions are correct. However, the rationale is a little different.

The EMEA seat and the North America seats must go to someone eligible from that region. However, it does not mean you need to restrict your voting. The reason for this relates back to the open seat. Perhaps someone wants to vote for three people from one region to try and ensure their vote "counts" for those candidates in the open seat. That would be valid. However, it would also be true that this person would not have had a say in the EMEA seat. That is the voters choice.

Saying that I hope that voters consider both Regional elections when considering where to place their votes.

Hope that helps, JRJ
Rushabh Mehta
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23 Sep 2013 09:49 AM  
Hi Grant,

There are 3 seats up for election - two of which are regional and one that is open. We are ensuring that we clearly state the eligibility of each candidate in our communication. The easy way to describe it is that once the election results are in, we would look at the EMEA seat and take the top vote getter from all the candidates that were eligible for that EMEA seat. We do the same with the US seat and finally the top vote getter of all the remaining candidates gets the open seat.

As you realize, this is the first time we are running an election for regional seats -a big step forward towards implementing our global growth plan. We would love to hear feedback from the community on anything we can do to improve the process.

Thanks for your question and also for actively participating in the election process. I look forward to seeing you in Charlotte!

Rushabh
Grant Fritchey
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23 Sep 2013 10:58 AM  
Thanks guys. Good feedback. See you in Charlotte.
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