WBAI Local Station Board Election Results
Below are the results of the WBAI elections. A quorum of ballots were returned, and these results are now certified.
Terry Bouricius, Pacifica National Elections Supervisor
Theresa Graham, WBAI Local Election Supervisor
ELECTED - Listener Election
RUNNERS UP – Listener Election (in order)
ELECTED - Staff Election
RUNNERS UP – Staff Election (in order)
Election Deadline Pushed Back to December 26th
The close date for the WBAI listener and staff elections for the Local Station Board has been pushed back to December 26 in order to reach the quorum of returned ballots required for a valid election. Any members who haven't mailed in their ballot yet are encouraged to do so IMMEDIATELY.
Didn't Get Your Ballot?
WBAI has been holding several on-air discussion with various candidates for the WBAI Local Station Board.
Familiarize yourself with the WBAI Local Station Board ballots!
Notification Date Changed For Bylaws Amendments
On Oct. 11, the Pacifica National Board changed the notice date for the proposed Pacifica Bylaws amendments to Oct. 11.
The following is the relevant section of the bylaws:
"B. VOTING AND APPROVAL
(1) ... All properly proposed Bylaw amendments shall be held until
that date which is 60 days before the earliest of the voting dates of
the Board and of the Delegates, as determined by the Board (the
"Notice Date"). On the Notice Date, the proposed amendment(s) to the
Bylaws shall be posted on the Foundation's website and the
Foundation's radio stations shall broadcast an announcement twice a
day for a period of 60 days (the "Notice Period") regarding the
existence of the proposed amendment(s) on the Foundation's website
for review and the upcoming vote by the Board and Delegates regarding
said amendment(s). The results of said voting by the Board and the
Delegates on the proposed amendment(s) shall be reported within 15 days
of the Board and Delegates meetings to vote on these amendments."
View The Candidates for the WBAI Local Station Board
The candidates have been nominated. As per our bylaws, some are from the station staff, but the vast majority are listener-candidates.
The Revised Election Schedule:
|August 1 — Sept. 13||Nominating Period (extended)|
|September 13||Date of Record by which Members and Staff must
be Enrolled in order to Receive Ballots
|November 12||Ballots to be Mailed|
|December 18||Deadline for Receipt of Ballots|
|December 26||Deadline to Complete Ballot Count and Certify
The Pacifica Foundation, the oldest network of non-commercial, community-based radio stations in the United States, is the only listener-supported independent media network for which both listener-members and staff-members (paid and unpaid) have the opportunity to be involved in the decision-making process with respect to the station's budget, programming and policies via the local station board. Each local station board (LSB) is composed of 24 delegates and 12 are elected to serve on the board each election cycle. These 12 delegates are elected to the board through two simultaneous elections, one among staff-members (staff members elect 3 staff delegates) and one among listener-members (listeners elect 9 listener members). The Local Election Supervisor is charged with supervising these two simultaneous elections.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to view a comprehensive FAQ - everything you need to know about Local Station Boards.
Are You Eligible To Vote in the WBAI Local Station Board Election?
Click here to view or download an FAQ that explains voter eligibility (PDF)
Theresa Graham, New WBAI Local Election Supervisor
National Election Supervisor Terry Bouricius has appointed Theresa Graham as the 2012 WBAI Local Election Supervisor.
Theresa Graham was the election administrator for WBAI back in 2004. Prior to working on the election, she had worked for various nonprofit organizations including as the executive director of an international non-governmental organization which focused on women’s human rights. Her background includes stints as a freelance consultant for organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities, Self Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer, the Women’s League for Peace & Freedom, New Perspectives Theatre and the Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults. As Local Election Supervisor, Teri will oversee the candidate nomination process, as well as the implementation of Pacifica's Fair Campaign Provisions.
All Staff (paid or unpaid) Must Sign And Return The Fair Campaign Provisions!
The goal of these provisions is to ensure fair elections. Their purpose is to minimize undue influence of staff on listener elections, as staff have access to station resources and therefore have the power to potentially bias the election. The bylaws require every candidate and staff member (paid and unpaid) to sign this statement that they have read and understand these fair campaign provisions. (methods of return are indicated in the document).