Have Your Voice Counted in the 2019 GVR Election
Historically Green Valley residents have been the “poster child” of voting. In the 2016 presidential election, 70% of all eligible voters cast a ballot versus 52% state-wide, and 62% in Pima County overall.
Why then did only 30% of members vote in our GVR election last year? Why then did only 26% of GVR members participate in the recent GVR member survey?
Voter turnout across all ages has been declining in the U.S. Voter apathy, or lack of caring, is the number one reason for low voter turnout. It’s not a chore to vote when the ballot is mailed to your home, or you receive it electronically. It’s not for lack of information on the candidates or the issues. Bios of each Director candidates are made available of GVR’s website, as well as GVR hosted forums to get to know each candidate’s information.
Perhaps it’s because GVR members are so very satisfied with the excellent facilities and programs that GVR offers members that they don’t appreciate how this could change overnight. Board composition may have a dramatic effect on the long-term financial health of GVR, including balancing maintenance of existing facilities and expanding to address a growing membership and their ever increasing needs.
While not everyone wants to spend their retirement attending GVR meetings, you owe it to yourself to be informed on GVR issues, ask questions, become better informed, and most importantly VOTE.
Voting instructions and the Notice of Annual Meeting of the Corporation were mailed to each GVR member home on Friday, February 8. Email notices will be sent to members who have registered their email address with GVR on Wednesday, February 13.
Voting for the 2019 GVR Board of Directors will occur February 13 – March 20, 2019.