RESULTS of Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment Referendum Announced
(November 25, 2013)              

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RID Members:

We now share the results of the Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large position on the RID Board of Directors.  The voting period started September 15th and ended November 15th.  Of all votes cast, 2/3 in favor is required for the motion to pass.

President Whitcher worked with RID’s Parliamentarian to confirm the following numbers.

Total number of votes cast: 1,283
2/3 totals (66.6666%): 856

Total votes in favor: 851
Total votes opposed: 432

Motion fails.

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The Vote for the Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Amendment Referendum closed on November 15, 2013. The results of this vote will be announced on November 25, 2013.

Update: October 16, 2013 (RID Board: DPMAL Vote to Continue) Read more>>

Motion A from the 2013 RID Business Meeting requires a Bylaws Referendum of all certified and associate members related to the addition of a Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large position on the RID Board of Directors.  Vote open September 15, 2013 through November 15, 2013.

Process for Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large Bylaws Referendum:

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This motion originally came before the membership at the 2011 Business meeting, motion 2011.04. The referendum, first reported as having passed, failed.  During the 2013 Business meeting, a motion was submitted to re-vote on the matter.  Motion A, not yet assigned a motion number as of September 11, 2013, passed.  The membership is now presented with the following motion for vote:

Available for review on the RID Website:

Voting Procedures:

  • Vote begins September 15, 2013
  • Vote ends November 15. 2013
  • Announcement of results done by November 25, 2013
  • Certified and Associate members in good standing and a member of an affiliate chapter may vote
  • The motion which amends the bylaws requires an affirmative vote of 2/3 of those who vote

To vote (vote open September 15, 2013 – November 15, 2013):

  • Log into your RID account
  • Under account information: click “Vote”
  • Click “Deaf Parented MAL Board Position
  • Select you response (in favor or opposed)
  • Click Submit

Please contact Ryan Butts for questions specific to the voting process.  Ryan’s email address is rbutts@rid.org.  For questions on matters not related to the voting process, such as the bylaws, please contact the board directly.  You can email RID President Dawn Whitcher at president@rid.org.