Voter Packets containing issued Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) to be able to vote in the 2014 APA Bylaws & Board election will be mailed to all APA Members on Nov. 10, 2014. All members should notify family members responsible for mail pickup to not destroy or throw away their voter packet. The envelope will have URGENT OFFICIAL ELECTION BALLOT ENCLOSED printed on the envelope. After receiving their PIN number, members can vote by internet or by phone. Instructions will be included in the voter packets. Voting on duty and using Austin Police Department computers with internet access has been approved by APD’s Chief of Police. Voting will begin at 8:00 a.m. on November 11, 2014 and ends at 8:00 a.m. on November 17, 2014.
APA members who signed up to also receive their voter PIN number information via their home e-mail will start receiving their E-Ballot after 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2014. The e-mail subject line will reference “APA Bylaw & Board Election E-Ballot”. Members will be able to vote directly from this E-Ballot by clicking on the voting link. We recommend writing down your PIN number prior to entering the voting link because if you forget your PIN number after entering the voting link you will have to close and reopen your email in order to view your PIN number again.
There are a total of three (3) ballots included in this year’s APA Bylaws & Board election.
APA BYLAW REVISIONS
An APA committee was appointed this year to undertake the huge task of revising APA’s bylaws in order to meet the APA’s rapidly changing growth, current practices and incorporate required State and Federal requirements for the organization’s 501 (c) (5) status. Members will cast their vote FOR or AGAINST the APA Bylaws as amended.
APA VICE PRESIDENT
APA Members will cast their vote to elect the candidate of their choice for APA Vice President. The ballot will contain the names, ranks, and work areas of each of the candidates running for this race. Since there is no incumbent in this race the candidates will be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot. The candidates who will be listed on this ballot will be DAVID DANIELS and ANTHONY NELSON.
APA Members will cast their vote to elect the candidate of their choice for APA Secretary. The ballot will contain the names, ranks, and work areas of each of the candidates running for this race. Since there is no incumbent in this race the candidates will be listed in alphabetical order on the ballot. The candidates who will be listed on this ballot will be JASON CHIAPPARDI and TONYA JEFFERSON.
CANDIDATE PLATFORMS AND RESUMES
All candidates were given the opportunity to submit a brief resume and campaign material for this publication. We encourage all APA Members to take the time and read each candidates’ campaign page in this publication.
APA’s Election Chairman Sgt. Tim Kresta will call VR Election Services at 8:15 a.m. Nov.17, 2014 to obtain unofficial flash totals of the election results. At that time he will begin notifying all candidates of the unofficial results. After 9:00 a.m. on November 17, 2014 VR Election Services will e-mail Sgt. Kresta and the APA Office their certified results. When the certified election results are received Sgt. Kresta will instruct APA’s Webmaster to post the results on APA’s Website and notify the APA membership of the results via APA’s NewsWire.