Now that the 2021 election is over, we're happy to share with you our voter turnout statistics!
For the 2021 Election, we had 11231 total eligible voters. Of those, 2305 voters cast a ballot, which represents 20.5% of the potential voters.
Our voter turnout is lower than that of last year, which had a turnout of 21.4%.
We also saw a decrease in the number of ballots cast, from 2858 to 2305, which represents a 19.3% decrease.
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. However, as there were only 4 candidates this year, with two elected and one appointed, revealing that information is unavoidable.
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.
The Organization for Transformative Works is the non-profit parent organization of multiple projects including Archive of Our Own, Fanlore, Open Doors, Transformative Works and Cultures, and OTW Legal Advocacy. We are a fan run, entirely donor-supported organization staffed by volunteers. Find out more about us on our website.