The rules have changed (again). This year, candidates for the 17 open slots on a 54-member board self-submit their names, go through no qualifying round, and are elected on a branch-by-branch preferential ballot with up to five ranked choices, like the annual Best Picture vote. The first candidate in a branch to get 50% of the vote plus one is a winner.
As for the rest of the process, well, it’s kind of like speed-dating in the dark.
Nearly as this mere outsider can tell, here’s how the election, which gets underway at 9 Am Pt this morning,