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TO: Lydia Brazon, Interim Executive Director
Bob Lederer, Pacifica National Board, Elections Committee Chair
FROM: L. Joy Williams, National Election Supervisor
DATE: November 23, 2015
RE: Extension of Voting at KPFK


 Please be advised that the ballot return deadline has been extended for the Listener and Staff elections at KPFK until Monday, January 4th, 2016.

 The unexpected resignation of the Local Election Supervisor delayed the scheduling of the Listener candidate on-air forums, Fair Campaign Provision complaint decisions and the management of the candidate cart schedule. Additionally, there have been delivery delays in voters receiving their ballots.

Based on these collective issues, I do not believe the station would meet the required quorum by December 4th and therefore it is my opinion that an extension is necessary.

Article 4: Section 5 of the Pacifica Bylaws allow me to extend the election by up to four weeks. Extending the election 4 weeks would put the Election Close Date on New Year’s Day, a federal holiday. To avoid the holiday, the election will be extended to the next business day.

So, what do you think ?