According to Wikipedia, a teller of an election is “a person who counts the votes in an election, vote, referendum, or poll.” The ECS Tellers of Election recently met to do just that: verify our 2016 Society Elections.
Let’s backtrack a moment where we must first and foremost thank members of ECS for voting this year. Our second thoughts of appreciation go to the wonderful slate of candidates who are not only recognized professionals in their own areas of the sciences, but are dedicated enough to vie for ECS leadership. Thank you very much to Drs. Christina Bock and Thomas Moffat for considering the Vice President opportunity. Four years ago, Dr. Krishnan Rajeshwar was in this race to become an ECS Vice President which allowed him to now be on the ballot for the organization’s President. We extend similar appreciation to Drs. James Fenton and Douglas Hansen for competing for the role of Secretary.
The ECS Tellers of Election met at Headquarters in Pennington, NJ to verify the electronic proxy report and count the letter ballots for each office. The committee noted a 5 percent increase in the total votes versus last year’s numbers and discussion ensued about our marketing efforts, voting statistics among sister societies and potential improvements to the existing voting process. Having verified the election, the committee sent a signed letter detailing the results to the current President. The results of the 2016 ECS Society Elections will be formally announced as the report of the Tellers of Election by our Secretary during the next Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in San Diego, CA.
Once more, thank you to all involved and stay tuned.