Posted on July 7, 2015 in ATSC News
Voting eligibility is determined in accordance with the ATSC Bylaws, Section 10.8.2. The Technology Groups TG1 and TG3 voting eligibility lists, posted after each meeting, identify eligible voters. Only members with voting eligibility may cast votes on Technology Group ballots. Only one vote per company is permitted.
An important aspect to casting your vote relates to how members set their voting role when they joined TG1 and/or TG3.
When a member joins a Technology Group, that person can select their voting role (Non-Voter, Primary or Alternate). After joining the group, however, the member cannot change their voting role. That can only be done by an Administrator. The voting role options are found only on TG1 and TG3, since those are the only two groups for which balloting is enabled.
There are a number of members on the TG1 and TG3 rosters that have set their voting role to Non-Voter. Voting roles on Kavi are easily changed by Administrators, but the ATSC staff needs to know how you want the settings configured
If your company is voting-eligible per the voting eligibility list and you cannot vote on a current open ballot because it says you are “ineligible,” please do the following:
The Primary Representative from a member company may want to review the voting role settings for his/her entire organization. If changes need to be made, just let Jerry Whitaker or Daro Bruno at ATSC know.
All ATSC ballots open at 6:00 p.m. ET, and close at 11:59 p.m. ET on the closing date. A four-week ballot is the default, unless otherwise specified. The length can be extended or shortened on TG ballots by direction from the Technology Group.
The Kavi system sends out a notification when each ballot opens. Reminders are sent to members who have not already voted one week before the ballot closes and also one day before the ballot closes. After a ballot has closed, voting details are available to members of the group. Comments submitted during the ballot period also may be viewed.
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