We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2019 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2019. 2019 was a remarkable year for the OTW with a variety of achievements, including Fanlore passing a 50,000 page milestone, and the Archive of Our Own receiving a Hugo Award.
Now that the 2020 election is over, we’re happy to share with you our voter turnout statistics!
For the 2020 Election, we had 13,369 total eligible voters. Of those, 2858 voters cast a ballot, which represents 21.4% of the potential voters. Our voter turnout is lower than that of last year, which had a turnout of 22.5%. We also saw an increase in the number of ballots cast, from 2234 to 2858, which represents a 28% increase.
Elections is committed to continuing to reach out to our eligible members to encourage them to vote in elections. Whoever is elected to the Board of Directors can have an important influence on the long-term health of the OTW’s projects, and we want our members to have a say in that.
For those who might be interested in the number of votes each candidate received, please note that our election process is designed to elect an equal cohort of Board members in order to allow them to work well together, so we do not release that information. As a general rule, we also won’t disclose which of our unsuccessful candidates received the fewest votes, since we don’t want to discourage them from running again in the future when circumstances and member interest might be different.
Once again, a big thank you to everyone who participated at every stage of the election! We hope to see you at the virtual polls again next year.
We are pleased to publish the OTW’s 2017 Annual Report, available in PDF or HTML formats. The report provides a letter from our Board of Directors, a summary of our activities during the past financial and calendar year, and our financial statements for 2017. 2017 was a positive year for the OTW, and we’d like to thank each of our members, donors, staff, and volunteers for their hard work and support.