[ASA] ASA Constitutional Ballot

John O'Byrne john.obyrne at sydney.edu.au
Tue Mar 19 15:13:08 AEDT 2013

To All ASA Fellows, Honorary Fellows, Full Members, and Corporate Members
(apologies to Students and Associate members)

The Council of the ASA has for some time been investigating the option of electronic ballots for the Society with a view to simplifying the ballot process for members. To achieve this, the Society’s Constitution requires amendment. The enclosed amendments and ballot paper are provided so that members can vote on the proposed changes.  With the current Constitution, alterations to the Constitution require a majority of three-quarters of the votes cast in a special postal ballot”.

In addition, the Council is taking the opportunity of the ballot to propose some changes to the Council itself to improve its operation and a minor change regarding Corporate members.  

Also, a number of By-Law changes are proposed, many required because of the Constitutional changes.  It is not necessary to vote on By-Law changes but it is a requirement that the Council notify members of such changes, so they are also attached.

Please complete the ballot paper and return it to me by post by 19 April 2013.  The completed ballot papers must be placed in a sealed envelope marked on the front with “Ballot paper only”, your signature and your name and then posted within a second envelope addressed to:

Dr Marc Duldig, Secretary, ASA
School of Mathematics and Physics
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 37, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

Please take this opportunity to help improve the operation of the ASA.

Marc Duldig
Secretary, ASA


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