MECA Election Update

11.01.09 The Maine Chess Association will hold online elections from December 3rd through December 6th, 2009. Voting will be open to current MECA members only. Here are the details of the election process and a look at a sample ballot.

It is our highest priority to have a fair and honest election. Voters should feel confident that their votes will be kept strictly confidential and used only for the purpose of selecting MECA candidates.

Voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday December 3, 2009 on the News (main) page of and will continue until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday December 6, 2009.

To vote in this election a current MECA membership, either student or adult, is required.

If you would like to purchase a MECA membership you can purchase one at the Store link on or by sending your name, telephone number, address, e-mail address, school name and address (if you are purchasing a student membership) and membership fee ($10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students) to MECA Treasurer Ray Duval at 13 Lincoln Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011.

If you are a current MECA member but do not know your MECA ID# please contact MECA Secretary Lee Doucette at

The Maine Chess Association 2009 Election Official Ballot will ask voters to provide their name, MECA ID# and e-mail address. Voters will then choose one (1) candidate for each Board of Directors position (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) and four (4) candidates for Policy Board positions.

MECA members will vote by deleting the name(s) of the candidate(s) they DO NOT wish to vote for. After voting, the names that remain on the ballot are the candidates voters ARE voting for. After voting, we ask that voters save their ballot and attach it to an e-mail to Voters will receive an e-mail confirming that their ballot was received.

If you have any questions about voting or the election process please contact Web Editor Dan DeLuca at

Candidate's statements can be viewed at the MECA Online Elections link.

Here is a preview of the ballot. This ballot is in a format that does not allow for editing. When the official ballot is posted editing will be allowed so voters can delete the name(s) of the candidate(s) they do not wish to vote for.

Maine Chess Association 2009 Election Sample Ballot

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