We've been sharing the progress of the 2018 FGA Board elections, and voting closed last Friday.
Each year, two three-year terms of office on the FGA Board expire (as per the FGA Constitution), in 2018 these positions were those held by Peter Hawker and Mark Daley. In addition to these two positions becoming vacant, Board member Jim Godden resigned his position due to increasing work commitments. This added a third position to be filled, for the remaining two years of Jim's term.
After calling for nominations we had four candidates, Peter Hawker, Mark Daley, Glenn Falla and Daniel Johnson.
As per Section 5.3.4 of the FGA Constitution we held a postal ballot which closed at 16:00 AEDT on the 12th October 2018. The public count of the ballots was held at the Pullman on the Park Hotel on Friday 12th October 2018 at 19:30.
The results were announced at the AGM on Saturday 13th October. Subsequent to this announcement on review of the election process and results on Monday 15th October, scans of three valid ballot papers were found to have been delivered to the Returning Officer’s junk email folder after being correctly received at the office before the close of the postal ballot. These three ballots were not included in the public count.
The election scrutineer was informed of this situation and ruled that the three ballot papers were valid and had been received within the window of the voting period, and final results should be re-tallied including these three ballot papers.
The impact of the votes on these three ballot papers did not change the election of the three successful candidates; however, it did change the outcome for positions the candidates were elected to. It was initially announced at the AGM that Glenn Falla had finished second with 300 points and that Peter Hawker had finished third with 303 points.
On inclusion of the three additional valid ballot papers the final election results are as follows (lower score indicates highest preference):
Mark Daley, Bendigo FGA: 274 points, elected for a three-year term.
Peter Hawker, Frankston FGA: 306 points, elected for a three-year term.
Glenn Falla, Geelong FGA, 309 points, elected for the two-year term.
Daniel Johnson, Ballarat FGA: 371 points, not elected.
All candidates have been contacted and informed of the final results.
Out of 68 branches, 42 returned their votes, 7 branches abstained, and 19 branches did not return their ballot papers. Of the 195 ballot papers that were distributed, we received 126 of these, 23 ballots were abstained, and 46 were not returned.
We would like to congratulate Mark, Peter and Glenn on their election and thank Daniel for standing as a candidate.
Your 2018-19 FGA Board consists of: