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The Columbus Board of REALTORS® is voting online for the first time.   If it said somewhere prviously that my friends at Internet Crusade are manning the virtual voting machines I missed it.  The vote for CBR directors opened today at 12:01 A.M.

Dear Maureen,
 
Members of the Columbus Board of REALTORS® are encouraged to vote on-line for 2006 Election of CBR Directors.
 
On-line voting runs from 12:01 AM on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, through Noon on Friday, November 17, 2006.
 
All you need to do is log on to
_I've removed the info here______but this is where it tells me  Internet Crusade is  collecting the ballots for CBR.

You'll need the following to login and vote:

I've removed the info here too! pin number etc.
  

For step by step instructions, click here. Pdf that opens very slowly attached


For information about the online voting implementation, click here. (
http://www.columbusrealtors.com/15907.cfm)
 
All members are encouraged to vote. Please encourage everyone in your office to cast their vote. Remember that these are the candidates that will represent YOU! 
 
Thank you,
CBR Leadership

Active Rain REALTORS®

Has your board had your elections online?  Do more member participate? The same? Our board has always done the election via US mail before.   

The polls... the real ones are opening in Central Ohio right now as I type... and I should just run to the school now before it gets crowded. 

 

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Maureen Francis & Dmitry Koublitsky
SKBK Sotheby's International Realty - Birmingham, MI
SKBK Sothebynulls - Metro Detroit
We just did our elections electronically for the first time.  I am expecting voting to be WAYYYY down. I don't think most people know their nrds number and they won't go through the exercise to get it.  Having watched people sign up for activerain, I don't rank computer literacy in our industry very high.  At least not in my office.
November 07, 2006 06:18 AM #1
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Teresa Boardman
Saint Paul Home Realty - Saint Paul, MN
I can't wait until our elections are over.  the comercials are getting on my last nerve.  There has been so much nasty stuff going on I don't like any of the candidates much anymore.  I want to know what they stand for instead of how hard they can rip their opponents.
November 07, 2006 06:19 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Maureen: did people in your board have the option of going to the board to vote? I hope those that are uncomfortable with email will get help from brokers, managers, office administration, other agents in their office to cast their vote.  

I hope our voting will not be WAYYYY down.  I hope we are more of a tech savy board than yours. 

Teresa:  Negative campaigning in the political voting not in the board voting I hope!!! Strangely we used to seem to have some campaigning, fliers, in our board of directors election but I have not seen any this year.  More low key?  It was always very much about the candidate, not about their opposition! 

I am so tired of the ads too.... last night we had an unbelievable amount of advertising... some of the smaller races that have not been advertising did ads... that ran last night among all the attack campaign ads that have been running for weeks.  New ads, mostly judges did real short spots together so it would seem like it was three ads but at the end they would show the three judges...  none of those were negative, just interspersed with the negative ads.  We have important issues on our ballot this year including constitutional amendments...  

November 07, 2006 06:57 AM #3
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Jay McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Exeter, NH
Real Estate Broker

Our board just had their elections last month and we barely had a quorem. Maybe if we instituted voting by computer we would get a larger turn out.

As for the general election I would have to say why would anyone want to subject themselves to all the scrutiny and negative ads they have to face.

Thanks Jay

November 07, 2006 06:56 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Jay: You are in Ann Cummings board?  Are you President elect? 

I don't know why anyone would subject themselves to what the politicians do either.

November 07, 2006 06:59 AM #5
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Leanne Paynter • Broward County Real Estate
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Our board has held elections online (thanks to IC) for a few years now.  I'd be curious to know whether that change has caused an increase in the percentage of members who vote.
November 07, 2006 07:57 AM #6
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile!

Maureen,

What a great benefit to offer members of your Board!  Personally, I think that would get MORE people to vote, not less, although I know there are some who would either be intimated by it or just like to do things the old-fashioned way.  But I really do think that would increase the number of people voting, or it should in my mind anyway.

Jay and I are in 2 different Boards next door to each other.  He and I were State Presidents back to back.  We've known each other for years at this point. 

Ann

November 07, 2006 09:35 AM #7
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Ann:  Thanks.   I saw something Jay wrote in the comments in your blog and it confused me.. kinda sorta.  Makes sense now.

I hope more members vote in our local board election since it is online. 

Leanne:  It would be interesting to know.   

November 07, 2006 11:00 AM #8
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Ann Cummings
RE/MAX By The Bay - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Homes - Service With a Smile!
Maureen, I wondered if anyone noticed that and picked up on it!  And YOU did!  I was NH State President in 2003 and Jay was my President-Elect that year, and then State President in 2004.  We made a great team, and had alot of fun times!  He's a great guy!
November 07, 2006 10:36 AM #9
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Ann,

Jay must have written something like 'Your President Elect" and I took that to mean he was president in  2007.  And I am thinking on a local level and you guys are talking on a state level... I am impressed.  Jay used the word quorem today and I still have not got to an online dictionary to see what it means so I can "talk" intelligently...  Active Rain is a great place to learn. 

November 07, 2006 10:49 AM #10
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Bonnie Erickson
The Realty Matrix - Saint Paul, MN

Quorum is the number of voters required to make the election legal as stated in the corporate body's constitution or by-laws.  For example, it might be 51% of the membership has to cast a ballot in order for the election to be considered legal.

From Ask.com:  "The minimal number of officers and members of a committee or organization, usually a majority, who must be present for valid transaction of business."

November 07, 2006 11:29 AM #11
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Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I voted!  In both the general election and online for CBR directors! 

Internet Crusade / CBR  told me:

"Your ballot has been received and counted. Thank you!
Results will be posted Monday, November 20, 2006 at www.ColumbusRealtors.com"

The machine this morning at the polling place said "thank you" too.  The poll worker wanted to be sure it had said "thank you" to me... funny it reminded me of something else.

I have heard quorum before... (and will fix the spelling above) but I don't know that I could have used it in a sentence.. other than "How do you spell quorum?  Is it quorem or quorum? " which is two sentences isn't it?   

November 07, 2006 11:48 AM #12
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