By VeloNews Interactive
The results are in… sort of. Following USA Cycling’s annual membership meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday officials were able to announce that voter participation reached a record high. Impressive as that sounds, it really means that for the first time since USA Cycling was incorporated in 1995 at least 10 percent of licensees cast their votes on ballots that included candidates and an array of issues regarding the future governance of the organization.
Election results, however, will not be issued until Wednesday, October 10. According to a press release from USA Cycling, the delay can be attributed to high turnout and the higher than usual number of votes by proxy. The final results will be confirmed by Waugh and Associates and posted to USA Cycling’s website by 5 p.m. (MDT) Wednesday, October 10.
To reach quorum, at least 10 percent of members and licensees active on August 1, 2001, needed to submit a vote, either by mail or at the annual meeting – in person or via proxy. USA Cycling CEO Lisa Voight said she was encouraged by the turnout.
“We are happy to learn that members took full advantage of their votingrights this year,” said Voight. “The voting process is an integral part of learning what the members want and how they would like to see the organization run. Thank you to all of those who took the time to vote.”
Topping the list of issues are competing proposals forwarded by USA Cycling Development Foundation member Mick Hellman and former USCF trustee Les Earnest.