Club Board Elections 2024 - Part 2

The Miami Beach Democratic Club will be holding our annual Board elections during our General Membership Meeting on Monday, March 11th at 7 PM. This post explains the process for voting in those elections—please be sure to read it all the way through. You must be a dues-paying member of the club in order to vote.

In this blog post we list the current candidates. We will continue to take nominations for all positions from the floor of the meeting before voting begins. Candidates will each have two minutes to introduce themselves to the membership. If you are interested in running for any Board position or have any questions about what a position entails, please email [email protected].

We intend to use ElectionBuddy to conduct the election presuming that more than one candidate is nominated for a given position. If only one person is nominated for each position, we will vote on each position by acclamation, but we want you to be prepared to use ElectionBuddy if needed. ElectionBuddy is a secure voting platform to conduct remote voting which ensures integrity and anonymity. You do not need an ElectionBuddy account in order to vote in the election—we will provide you with login credentials.

If we need to use ElectionBuddy, during the meeting each member will receive a link via email to vote for the Board of Directors positions that are contested and will use that link to cast your vote. This means that even if you attend the meeting in-person, you will need to bring a phone, tablet or other device to vote. This also means that we need to have a unique email address for each of our members. If you normally share an email address with your partner or spouse and you are both members, please provide us with a current or an additional email address for the purposes of voting by emailing us at [email protected]. To prevent ElectionBuddy emails from going to spam, please add [email protected] to your email contacts. If you normally join Zoom meetings with your spouse or partner, you should plan to vote from separate devices.

Presuming that more than one person is nominated to fill a given position, you will receive an email from ElectionBuddy with a link to the ballot to vote. Either click on the link in the email or copy the link and paste it into your browser's address bar. This will take you to the ballot. Select the candidate you wish to vote for and click “Verify Your Selection.” This will take you to a confirmation page. Check that your ballot is filled out the way you want and click "Submit" to send your ballot to ElectionBuddy to be counted. You should see a "Thank you!" message appear on the confirmation page.

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].