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Old 11-21-2019, 01:29 PM
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Default 2019 AMA election voter turnout :(

While I'm not complaining about who won and who lost the AMA election (Rich Hanson won with around 6K votes) , I AM complaining about how few people actually voted ! I just got the AMA email about the election results and when I totaled up the votes for all of the candidates for AMA president it looked like a bit over 12K votes , , , only 12K members out of the shady side of 200K members voted ????
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Old 11-21-2019, 02:14 PM
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Yep, 6% (give or take) is about the normal turnout. Pretty apathetic bunch. It is my opinion that voter turnout at these elections is a very clear indicator that the vast majority of AMA members join because they, “have to” to fly at their local facility, and/or they join solely for the insurance.

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I too am very disappointed in the voter turn out and results. I will continue to renew my membership due to the fact that it is required in order to attend events. I have lost some faith in the AMA to represent us, as such I have begun talks with the Oregon State Senator to have him bring concerns about the FAA regulations to congress and FAA. At this point in the talks we are working on scheduling a demonstration at one of our flying sites.
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
I too am very disappointed in the voter turn out and results. I will continue to renew my membership due to the fact that it is required in order to attend events. I have lost some faith in the AMA to represent us, as such I have begun talks with the Oregon State Senator to have him bring concerns about the FAA regulations to congress and FAA. At this point in the talks we are working on scheduling a demonstration at one of our flying sites.
So, there's hope for you after all
I hope your efforts have a positive impact and that the senator is actually going to try to do something for model aviation rather than just go through the motions. Please keep us posted on what's happening
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:57 AM
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I have not heard from the AMA since I got the October MA issue. The last of only 5 received this year. Sorry, but I guess I`m guilty of said apathy for not calling them to find out if someone`s stealing my AMA mail. The last time I voted was after getting a ballot in the mail with a renewal notice.
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:04 AM
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Didn`t mean to kill the thread!
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Old 11-30-2019, 02:10 PM
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i wouldn't worry about it.

this whole site is is in it's death throes already anyway.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:29 AM
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If they weren’t acting like it was 1989 and requiring people to pay for the postage and actually filling out paper ballots, maybe more people would vote.

for an organization that is ultimately making poor choices about how they spend money things (paper, envelopes, ink, etc), for an election that really doesnt involve anything of dire consequences for any member, there is no reason an online voting system couldnt/shouldnt be implemented and used. You’d probly see a much better voter turnout if it was just as simple as clicking a link, putting in your AMA # and making your selections.


I actually filled out my ballot and realized i forgot to put it in the mailbox after the election results were published.
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Postage paid.

Check a box, stick it in the mailbox.

I agree a secure portal wouldn't be a bad idea but that opens up another whole can of worms
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
Postage paid.

Check a box, stick it in the mailbox.

I agree a secure portal wouldn't be a bad idea but that opens up another whole can of worms

it does, but something like Survey monkey could easily be used to avoid the can of worms.
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I"m glad I didn't lose D5 by one vote! Assuming you voted for me of course
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