Election Results

I’m pleased to bring you the specific results of the recent election for five new seats on the IGDA Board of Directors.

Our records show that 907 members voted. This means we did not reach quorum, but 11% of the membership voted, which is pretty typical of most elections – both at a national and local level as well as association elections.

So yeah, we’re average. Naturally as game developers we all want to be at the top of the leaderboard, not somewhere in the middle, so we’re not satisfied with this level of voter turn-out. We want more!… next year.

We’d like to hear your ideas for how to improve voter turn-out. Several new things were attempted this year, but there’s got to be a better way. Any suggestions? (Use the comments here or send your favorite board member an email.)

These are the numerical results:

(Remember, with approval voting members were allowed to vote for as many people as they approved of, not just one, so the numbers aren’t going to add up to just 907.)

Top 5
– Darius Kazemi 403
– Coray Seifert 340
– Jane Pinckard 307
– Wendy Despain 258
– David Edery 252

The remainder in order:
– Ian Schreiber 228
– Michelle Hinn 185
– Ann Burkett 168
– John Hight 148
– Ed Magnin 136
– Chuck Hoover 132
– Mike Worth 124
– Sean Kane 121
– Genevieve Lord 115
– Chris Hood 109
– Dino Dini 109
– Michael Lubker 94
– Charles Schulz 80
– Ron Schaffner 75
– John C. Ardussi 63
– Phil Bourke 62
– Eric Francksen 57
– Paul Skiera 44

Since we didn’t reach quorum, technically the board had to declare the election void (it’s in the bylaws). However, they still needed to fill those five seats on the board so the remaining board members chose to appoint the five candidates with the most votes.

And as one of those newcomers to the board, I’d like to say thanks – both to the board for appointing me, and to every member who voted.

Wendy Despain

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