The proposed resolution was discussed during the Society’s Business Meeting on Thursday, August 5 from 3:30pm-4:30pm (Eastern Time). Ten minutes was allocated to a discussion in favor of or in opposition to the proposed resolution. At this juncture, resolutions cannot be modified. The purpose of the discussion was to seek clarification or to try to convince others to vote for or against the resolution. This year, that discussion was moderated by the Executive Officer. Every effort was made to allow time for the discussion of each resolution being considered, with equal time to those in support of and those in opposition to each resolution.
Immediately after the Society’s Annual Business Meeting, current members will vote online for or against each resolution, or abstain. The voting period will be two weeks. A resolution will pass if two-thirds of the members voting online by the deadline vote in favor of the resolution. Abstentions will be counted as no votes. The final results of the vote shall be reported to the Committee on Social Action and the Board of Directors, and published as early as possible on the Society’s website.