A general election was conducted on July 25, 2010, to elect officers for the newly formed Bhutanese Community Association of Akron, Inc. This page shows some photographs of that event in which voting took place at three polling locations, each near a population center of our members.
Three high school students reporting for the Bhutanese Times Newsletter interviewed voters, candidates, election committee members, and observers. While there were lines, the efficient election committee kept the voters moving through the process. Three poling places were established at 740 Carnegie Avenue, 330 Broad Boulevard, and 336 Oxford Avenue in Akron, Ohio.
The Ballot Box was sealed and carefully carried from one polling place to the next. Election observers were ever present, and interviews with elders were conducted. The Election Committee counted and tabulated the votes and certified the results, first with one person adding and being watched and second by another person adding and being watched. Results were written on the blackboard and winners were announced: Amber Subba (President), Bhim Dhungana (Secretary), and Tuk Rai (Treasurer).
Selected activities of BCAA members are chronicled in this blog by Terry Kuhn.