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The Pacifica ByLaws Referendum closed the voting period on time, on Thursday, March 19th at 1159 PM EST.
These are the certified results.
Ballot processing steps
Honest Ballot processes all paper ballots and sends these entries to Simply Voting (March 20-22).
Simply Voting integrates the paper ballot results into their electronic election manager and sends the final results to the NES.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there was no ballot opening observation.
Honest Ballot had provided this opportunity in the prior 2 LSB elections and for both there were election observers.
Referendum Rules and Work Plan – Vote on Revised Bylaws February-March 2020 
A bylaws amendment petition will be going for a vote of Pacifica’s members on Feb 18th 2020. There will be two parallel elections nationwide, one amongst listeners (10% quorum) and one amongst staff (25% quorum). Ballots must be received before 11:59PM EST on March 19th in order to be counted. 
Starting on Feb 18th, please look out for an email, paper ballot or postcard (with voter credentials beneath a scratch off). All members who donated a minimum of $25 or who volunteered a minimum of 3 hours between Jan. 03, 2019 and Jan. 02, 2020 are eligible to vote. Examples of eligible volunteer work are: working in the fund room during fund-drives and serving on local station board committees. In order to qualify to vote as staff you need to be paid staff (on payroll as of Jan 2, 2020) or unpaid staff (defined as having completed 30 hours minimum of work (outside of fund-drives) between Oct 3 2019 and Jan 2 2020 (3 month period) at KPFK, KPFT, WBAI and WPFW. At KPFA, the definition for unpaid staff is 30 hours of work (outside of fund-drives) between Jan 3 2019 and Jan 2 2020 (12 month period).
If you do not receive a ballot please fill out a ballot request form (link to be posted on Feb 18th, 2020). All members (staff or listener) who requested a paper ballot in prior election will receive a paper ballot in this election.
Prior to requesting a ballot, please make sure to check your SPAM folder and safe-list vote@simplyvoting.com and nes@pacifica.org.  
TIMELINE
• Feb 1-7 Prepare mailing lists 
• Feb 18 Ballots go out (e-ballots, paper and postcards) 
• Feb 18 Open election (all)
• Feb 18 – Mar 19 Fulfill ballot requests and provide customer support 
• Mar 19 Close election (all)
• Mar 20 Ballot data entry 
• Mar 21 – 22 Provide results 
If you would like to review the proposed bylaw amendment, you may view the posted notice announcement here. 
LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION
Please review the proposed changes and the arguments for and against the proposed bylaws.
On-Air Discussion Transcripts & Audio
Proponents On Air Discussion 
Opponents On Air Discussion 
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