Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Is this technically correct?
A few more questions have been raised about the voting. Apart from the question of whether the previous committee members were allowed to vote, the issue now raised is whether it is possible for even those committee members that managed to get into a State Association in time to be a delegate can vote?
Lets take PICA for instance. When I was still in the committee, according to the Constitution then, it was explicitly stated that new members have to be a member of good standing for at least 6 months before they are allowed to vote or stand for office.
The logic behind that clause is that people should not simply join Associations just for office. The idea is that they must be genuine members that are looking to at least participate in the Association before they are given those rights. Makes sense to me.
If that is the stand of COS too then the voting will be invalid. I wonder how COS will rule on this.