The TEI will be holding two important votes at its membership meeting on November 11, 2010 in Zadar, Croatia (for information on the full conference programme, including the members meeting, please see the conference website).
The first of these will be the annual election for vacancies on the TEI Board and Council (see http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2010/mm52.xml for candidate statements); the second will be on significant proposed changes to the TEI Bylaws (see http://www.tei-c.org/Board/2010BylawsProposal.xml for the proposed changes and http://www.tei-c.org/News/#tei-2010-10-08-major_changes_in_consortium_governance_proposals_for_changes_to_bylaws for a brief discussion of the scope and rationale).
Under the TEI Bylaws, the electorate for these ballots consists of the designated representatives of TEI’s institutional membership. Information on how to vote in these elections has now been sent directly to these representatives. An email from the TEI’s membership secretary, Veronika Lux (firstname.lastname@example.org), contains information on how to access the electronic ballot system for the Board and Council elections. An email from the Board Chair, Daniel O’Donnell (email@example.com), contains information on how to vote by email or in person on the proposed changes to the TEI bylaws. Both emails were sent on October 22, 2010.
If you are the designated representative of a member institution and have not received one or both of these emails, please contain the Board Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Secretary Sarah Wells (email@example.com), as soon as possible.
Let me encourage you to vote in both these important decisions.
Daniel Paul O’Donnell
Professor of English
University of Lethbridge