I congratulate our recently elected national officers and thank them for their willingness to lead the society and build our future. However, three aspects of our elections greatly concern me.It'd be really interesting to know what the peak voter participation is - I suspect it's below 50%, but I dunno. (It'd also be really interesting to understand what voting in civic organizations has done over the last 50 years - I bet that's fallen as well.)
1. Only 14,000 members voted, which is at best 10% if we assume that foreign members did not vote. In 1971, 39% voted! Are the remaining 90% satisfied with our direction or just would like something different? This should be thoroughly studied.
Monday, November 26, 2018
Voting in ACS elections
From this week's C&EN, this interesting comment from Attila Pavlath: