Casting My (SFWA) Vote
Above you’ll see the official election ballot for the SFWA board elections (well, you mostly see the cover letter, the ballot is underneath that), which I have duly filled out and will send back tomorrow. I am not ashamed to say I voted for myself for president. As it happens I am running unopposed this year (as is Mary Robinette Kowal, who is running for Vice President), but most other races are contested. As Mary and I came in as part of a slate, I naturally voted for our slate mates Bob Howe (Secretary) and Amy Sterling Casil (Treasurer). Sean Williams, who is also on our slate, I was unable to vote for, because he’s running for Overseas Representative and I am not overseas (he is also running unopposed, however, so I have a good feeling about his chances).
In the region I do live in, however (SFWA’s South/Central region) I cast my vote for Diana Rowland, who although not officially a member of the Scalzi/Kowal slate is the candidate for that position whom both Mary and I have endorsed; Diana will be a great regional director.
If you are a SFWA member, I do encourage you to vote, and consider voting for our slate (and for Diana, if you live in the South/Central region). Our policy positions have been included with the ballot — that’s the white sheet there — so you’ll know what we stand for. A good turnout would be a good thing.