DUFF Will Hold Over Funds

By John Hertz and David Cake: This year’s Down Under Fan Fun voting was counted on June 1, 2012 by John Hertz the North American Administrator and David Cake the Australia – New Zealand Administrator.

Founded in 1972, and supported by donations from all over the world, DUFF each year votes for a delegate from NA to ANZ,or the other direction in alternate years. Anyone active in fandom may vote.

The 2012 candidates were Juanita Coulson of the United States and Murray Moore of Canada. Moore in his platform urged voters to choose Hold Over Funds and said he would not go if elected.

The decision was clear from first-choice votes. Counting lower choices was not needed.

Hold Over Funds received 38 first-choice NA votes + 19 ANZ. Coulson received 24 first-choice NA votes + 1 ANZ. Moore received 11 first-choice NA votes + 2 ANZ.

Funds will be held over. No delegate will be sent in 2012.

Each Administrator received some out-area votes (e.g. Britain) which were included in the totals above.

2 thoughts on “DUFF Will Hold Over Funds

  1. If my math is correct (something I do not guarantee), it looks like 95 votes were cast this year. That is the second lowest voter turnout in a Southbound DUFF race this century. 131 votes were cast in 2010, 218 in 2008, 86 in 2005, 170 in 2003, and 163 in 2001. I think that the race’s late start had a lot to do with it.

  2. Your math is right — the total vote count was 95. Therefore, a majority was 48 and Hold Over Funds received 57 votes, deciding the issue in the first round.

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