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Detailed Results for the January 2015 Election

January 28, 2015
Results for the January 2015 Election
A total of 18,613 members were eligible to vote.  The number of valid online ballots cast was 3,645 or 19.58% of the total eligible voters.
Candidate Breakdown:
Mike Hays                           1690 votes
Dave Compton                    1648 votes
Sandy Fulton                       1430 votes
Mike Richter                         1244 votes
Kevin Keeling                       1174 votes
Ralph Williams                     1113 votes
Richard Preston                   1046 votes
David Qualls                          959 votes
Jeff Sharp                              826 votes
Cary Bond                             746 votes
Bylaws change #1 -- Amend Bylaws to implement Regional Representation
2349 votes out of 3,645 votes cast or 64.44%
Bylaws change #2 -  No, do NOT amend Bylaws to implement Regional Representation
948 votes out of 3,645 votes cast or 26%
Both suggested Bylaws change fail.
The amendment section of the KCBS Bylaws follows:

Article XVIII.


These Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed and new Bylaws may be adopted in

accordance with Missouri statute 355.116 and by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of all

approved Members who voted by paper ballot or secure electronic ballot in a general election or

special election with the Bylaws amendment on the ballot. Proposed amendments and/or

revisions must be provided to all Members entitled to vote in writing at least one month prior to

the voting period and must be published in the official publication of the organization at least

thirty days prior to the beginning of the voting period.

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