Presidential Search Committee takes a spin in public

The UUA’s new Presidential Search Committee is getting a once-over from GA participants this week. The committee, which was authorized by GA delegates in 2010 but only began its work last fall, is charged with coming up with two or more names of people who will run for the office of UUA president when that […]

Delegates adopt amendments to elections bylaws

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GA delegates voted overwhelmingly and without debate Sunday morning to approve a series of bylaw and rule amendments pertaining to UUA elections and appointments. The amendments clarify when special elections must be held to fill vacancies, change the procedure for determining the winner of certain elections when three or more candidates are on the ballot […]

Moderator candidates address General Assembly

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Jim Key and Tamara Payne-Alex, the two candidates for moderator of the Unitarian Universalist Association, presented their qualifications for the post at a Candidate’s Forum Friday morning. UUA President Peter Morales also spoke at the event, although he is running unopposed for reelection as UUA president. Both the moderator and president elections will be held […]

Rejected: Call for social witness process review

During the final plenary Sunday afternoon, delegates rejected a proposed responsive resolution that would have called on the Board of Trustees to to appoint a task force to review the way congregational Study/Action Issues and Actions of Immediate Witness are selected. The resolution also would have introduced ranked voting.

Delegates approve changes to election process

In Sunday’s first plenary, delegates approved a complex set of bylaw amendments that would change how the UUA president and moderator are elected. (Text coming soon.) An attempt to amend the proposal so that delegates could debate and vote on the process for electing a president separately from the process for electing a moderator failed. […]

Mini-assembly offers changes to elections reform

At Friday afternoon’s mini-assembly on proposed changes to the elections process for the UUA president and moderator, delegates recommended several amendments. A substantial amendment offered by the Board of Trustees explicitly lays out the transition from the current system—which allows a president or moderator to serve for two four-year terms—to the new system of single […]

Gini Courter thanks all who took part in elections

UUA Moderator Gini Courter, who was elected to a second full term at the General Assembly in Salt Lake City June 27, sent the following letter to the UUA’s Election-L email list on June 29 expressing her gratitude for the candidates and everyone else who took part in denominational elections this year: I’m thankful for… […]

Official 2009 UUA election results

Here’s a PDF of the official final vote count in this year’s UUA elections, showing vote totals by on-site and absentee ballots for all races.

Saying goodbye to Sinkford, welcoming new leaders

During the closing ceremonies of the 2009 General Assembly, UUA Executive Vice President has just thanked the Rev. William G. Sinkford for his ministry as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Newly elected trustees and members of elected committees and commissions are now making a covenant with the delegates in the plenary hall, effectively their […]

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