Information is being sent to LifeRing convenors about the new plan for increasing democracy and participation in the LifeRing organization by implementing a plan for absentee voting on Board elections and bylaw amendments. Here is the notice being sent:
Absentee Ballot Details for Upcoming 2013 LifeRing Congress
Public Meetings (two or more people who come together for the purpose of abstinence, secularity and self-help using the LifeRing name, in a physical or internet location accessible to the public with location, day and time posted in a manner likely to give public notice) that have been in place for 45 or more days prior to Congress may select a Voting Delegate. This Delegate is ideally selected democratically by the people who attend the meeting, but if there is no preference or election then the Convenor may serve as the Delegate. In order to vote in any subsequent absentee election, the Delegate must provide his or her name, contact information, and basis for eligibility (which meeting) to the Registrar at the LifeRing Service Center no less than 30 days prior to Congress.
If you wish to submit an Absentee Proposal for consideration at Congress, or if you wish to make an Absentee Nomination for a candidate for Board of Director elections, you need to submit this in writing to the Registrar at the LifeRing Service Center no less than 30 days prior to Congress.
Nominees for Board of Director Seats
If you are nominated by a Delegate to run for an open seat, and if you wish to run for that seat, you will need to agree to the following expectations and provide the following information to the Registrar before the close of Congress. If you will not attend Congress, you need to do this in writing: