Bylaws Amendment Change
In 2015, ABI held its first online election. As a result, more Brats voted and a large percentage of votes were submitted online. To decrease cost and increase efficiency in the election process, an amendment to “Section 5: Nominations” of the ABI bylaws is proposed below.
The current bylaw is:
“Nominations and ballot preparations shall be completed by such a time as will allow a mailing of information regarding candidates and issues to the Brat membership. Brats may vote by absentee ballot or by live ballot at the biennial ABI reunion. All ballots must identify the voting Brat. All ballots will be available for inspection by any Brat at biennial ABI reunions.”
The purposed amended bylaw is:
“Nominations and voting preparations shall be completed in a time frame that allows information regarding candidates and issues to be sent to the Brat membership in advance of voting deadlines. Voting may occur online, by mail or at the biennial ABI reunion. All ballots must identify the voting Brat. Results of the election will be available for inspection by any Brat at biennial ABI reunions.”