2023 Special Meetings

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 18 & Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 

 

Wednesday, January 4 & Thursday, January 5 2023 – SSSC Regular Meeting

Motion 1 Moving to accept all 118 new voter applications with 3 recommenders (even if not the ones they listed)” pending review of application for completeness.

DOES NOT PASS 

VOTING RECORD

 

Thursday, January 12 2023 – SSSC Regular Meeting

Motion 1:

  1.  Whereas the Board has reviewed Armanino’s breakdown of the application pool as given below and
  2. Whereas the Board has specified previously that the applications need to have 3 recommendations and 
  3. Whereas 118 (as of Armanino’s latest count) of the applications have 3 recommendations all of which do not match the ones listed on the applications it is therefore

Resolved:

A The 118 applicants will be contacted via email and requested to provide a list via return email within 4 calendar days of all the recommenders they listed on their application AND any others from whom they might have requested recommendations. The response should contain the name (legal and spiritual if applicable), address, and email address.

B If the recommenders’ names provided by the applicant match the 3 recommendations received, these applicants are considered approved pending the review of the application for completeness.  If less than 3 match, the application is considered invalid and the applicant will be deemed ineligible to vote in this 2023 election.  

C Best efforts will be made to complete the process within 21 days of the start date of January 17, 2023. 

PASSES

VOTING RECORD

Motion 2:

Whereas the application form has several questions that list 3 possible answers, Yes, No, and If yes Explain and Whereas a review of the applications for completeness reveals that a significant number of the  the applicants chose Yes rather than If yes, Explain and Whereas the SSSC recognizes that the application may have been confusing for some it is therefore Resolved that those applications which contain Yes without an explanation are accepted as complete assuming other questions are answered. 

PASSES

VOTING RECORD

Motion 3: 

Motion  regarding approximately 149 applications that listed 3 recommenders but we received less than 3 recommendations – Armanino will contact their listed recommenders from whom we do not have a recommendation on file and inquire whether they sent a recommendation.  If they did, they will be allowed 7 days for them to resubmit recommendation. If the listed recommender states that they did not send in a recommendation, the application will be rejected. 

Best efforts will be made to complete the process within 21 days of the start date of January 17, 2023. 

DOES NOT PASS

VOTING RECORD

Thursday, January 26, 2023 – SSSC Regular Meeting

Motion 1

Whereas there are approximately  149 applicants who submitted applications which have less than 3 recommendations  and 

Whereas due to multiple difficulties and misunderstandings associated with the application process and 

Whereas the SSSC desires to engage and include our global Sangat to the greatest extent possible by delivering the right to vote to those that sincerely attempted to apply and 

Whereas representations were made by members of our legal team that due to issues with the application portal any person who applied would be considered it is therefore 

Resolved that these approximately 149 applicants will be contacted and given 5 calendar day to supply the missing recommendations noted on their application and it is further

Resolved that special attention will be given to non-English speaking applicants to assist them in complying with the resolution. 

DOES NOT PASS

VOTING RECORD