The votes are in and counted and
the four nominees who received the most votes are (in alphabetical order)
of interest/expertise certainly complement those of the continuing OC
members, and they will make valuable contributions to the
activities of the OC. Their terms will officially begin on July 21, at
the C35 Business Meeting to be held in conjunction with the IAU General
Assembly in Sydney, Australia.
The first two "runners-up" were (in
alphabetical order) Gilles Fontaine and Peter Wood, but the "race" was
very tight with, in general, only 1-2 votes separating any two of the
candidates. Approximately 25% of those contacted by e-mail voted,
which is a bit low, but something that we should be able to improve upon
the next time that there is a partial renewal of the OC (in 3 years).
Thanks to everyone who participated in the election!