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Re: AIS Symposium

Lots of sympathy for those who endure the administration headaches wrt
the symposium ballot.

Write-in votes are a pain, no question.

My only idea would be to have a write-in section for inclusion on the
ballot for the following year.

1.) The top 5 write-in iris (or 10 or whatever) get added to the ballot
the year after the write-in.

2.) If the top 5 (or 10 or whatever) happen to be non-TBs, they would be
identified as such on the ballot.

3.) The RVPs tabulate the regular list and mail it in.  The RVPs then
tabulate the write-ins.  Say a minimum number of votes have to be
received by each RVP before forwarding those counts on to the next
level.  Say a minimum of two votes per region per cultivar.  Bearded
iris only though.

4.) The write-in winners get announced only via their appearance on the
next year's ballot.

Just a thought...


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