Updated: May 4, 2021
For those who may be unaware, Embarc's declarant points (the "voter" name for the developer, Diamond Resorts) have 15 times the voting power of individual member points.
In order to have any chance of getting our candidate on the board, instead of voting for 2 persons, members must concentrate their votes on 1 person (our candidate).
Based on the last numbers we have available (Embarc email with April 12th numbers) :
- Points held by the Declarant were 223,741 (each point is worth one vote)
- Points held by members were 4,239,107(vote value is divided by 15 - approximately)
- Voting power of all individual members is approximately 282,607
This means that although Diamond owns only (about) 5% of the points, their 15 times voting power gives them over 75% of the total voting power which is enough to always get their candidates elected. One declarant vote gives each of their candidates 223,741 votes.
We must put ALL member votes (x 2 because there are 2 positions) on only one candidate to potentially place him on the board. If all members voted and also voted for Jonathan, he would have ~ 565,200 vs the 223,741 of their candidate's votes and win. That is but wishful thinking however... Persevering and making our block's votes as dominant as possible are the goal if we cannot elect another board member this time around. It sends a message that we are to be taken into account and must not be ignored.
As it is, because many members do not vote, we are counting on those who do, to do so strategically, and place their total allotment on Jonathan. Below is a "tutorial" explaining how to submit your vote.
Note that if you have already submitted it and want to do a correction, you may go back into the voting page and do your correction right up until the deadline (May 31).
Please spread the word and speak with fellow members who may be unaware of the voting imbalance and encourage them to vote and to place ALL their votes (i.e.: 2 X what is noted on the ballot) on Jonathan Mayer!
More information about the election is available on our website on the "Elections" tab, including Jonathan's Bio and the dates of importance for the election.
Important Dates for 2021 Election
Monday, March 1 - the date we received the email with the link to the nomination form & asking for members to submit their candidacy for the director positions. Rules for the bios are in this email. . Monday, March 15 - nominations close (the candidates send their own bios to Embarc) Monday, April 12, 5pm PST - record date for eligibility for voters (date at which DRI establishes who can or cannot vote) Monday, May 3, 2021 start of the election - ballots received by email - Voting starts Monday, May 31, 2021 - last day to vote - Final date to vote Week of June 7, 2021 - announce results of election