Yes, that is what I think would in the short-to-long run be a good thing for bringing more voices to Council. To be small c conservative about it, I don't even propose to eliminate it, but simply cap it at 2 organisations maximum. I think given the situation of 10 out of 47 present at the last AGM, holding 148 out of 290 votes, those with just one or two votes might as well not turn up..NickFaulks wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 11:04 amThat is in fact what Hok wants to eliminate. Like you and others, I wondered how it could actually be done, although but for the Companies Act ( I assume ) the Mem & Arts could say whatever Council wants them to say.Alex Holowczak wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 10:50 amIf Organisation A wants to appoint Person A as its delegate, then he's perfectly entitled to do so without restriction. Organisations B, C, D ... could also appoint Person A as their delegate. Suddenly Person A has lots of votes without any need for proxies. Even if proxies were able to be banned, then I expect you'd see much the same people turning up to Council meetings as you do now, they'd just be delegates instead of proxies.
If I play for one club in the London League, I cannot play for another in the same season. What would be wrong with having a similar rule for ECF Delegates? I'm not saying it's necessarily a good idea, merely that it isn't ridiculous.
Chris Fegan wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 11:01 amAdan R is Absolutely correct-the ECF voting system for ECF Council, etc continues too be a total farce and embarrassment and only OMOV will ever bring proper fairness and modernisation to the ECF.Adam Raoof wrote: ↑Fri May 24, 2019 9:16 amEven those of us who appoint proxies do not think it is fair.
However you have to reform the whole voting system, not just tinker around the edges. Why should people pay a membership fee to the ECF and not have a direct say in what their money is spent on, or at least be able to directly vote for representatives to make those decisions?
There is a strong case that I would support for the ECF to move towards a mixed-OMOV system, with all the Directors elected by OMOV, and a Council comprised of 50% (Leagues & Congresses) and 50% geographic based (directly elected) members reps.