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I voted in the PASS Election - you should too!

By @DBA_ANDY, 2012/09/28

If you are a member of PASS you have probably already received an email that looks like this:

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From: <hq@sqlpass.org>
Date: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 4:22 AM
Subject: PASS Votes: Your 2012 Elections Ballot
To: andyhusker@gmail.com


Dear PASS Member,
The future of PASS is in your hands. As a Member in good standing, you are entitled to vote in the 2012 PASS Board of Directors Elections.
This year, there are three seats up for election for the 2013/2014 Board of Directors. Candidates for the open seats are:
Note: The candidates are listed above in the order of their Nomination Committee ranking. To learn more about the candidates, please see the 2012 Elections Candidates page.
Voting opens today, September 28, and runs through October 12, at noon PT.
To vote, please click on this individualized secure link to your ballot.
Your vote is secure and anonymous. All information collected is governed by PASS's Privacy Policy. If you encounter any difficulties, please contact PASS Governance.
PASS is your organization – thank you for taking the time to help shape its future by participating in the elections process.
Regards,
The 2012 PASS Nomination Committee:
Rushabh Mehta (Chair), Thomas LaRock, Angela Henry, Stefanie Higgins, Jason Strate


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Who did I vote for?  I don't know four out of the five candidates other than online and by reputation, so I read the candidate profiles on the PASS website and listened to Denny Cherry's (@mrdenny) "People Talking Tech" podcast with the five candidates.

After that research I still did what most people do - I chose to vote for the three persons that I have interacted with online and at SQL Saturdays, the three persons with whom I was most familiar.

I'm not here to stump for any particular candidate but for the process itself - get out and vote!  It's a very easy online process to click on your personalized link in your email and then to select one to three candidates - do it!



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