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2020 SEA Local Election

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SEA Members,

At a special post-runoff election meeting of the SEA Board of Directors regarding the challenge to the SEA General Runoff Election, the board voted 19 to 6 to reject the challenge. This upholds the certified results of our election.

The basis of the challenge stated:

"...voting, including technological issues, which is especially significant given the nine-vote margin"

And

"The minimum voting window (10 days, according to SEA Bylaw 11.34d) during a global pandemic that inhibited voting participation and created equity issues."

SEA leadership will be convening a special commission to review current election guidelines and SEA bylaws and make recommendations to the SEA Board on how to increase engagement and access to all members in the SEA elections process. Details of this commission will be discussed at the June SEA board meeting.

Sincerely,

SEA Leadership Team
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