VST Application Review Period (aka Q&A Period) + Voting Period – Trust But Verify CoD-X VSS

Okay everyone, we have reached the Application Review Period, more commonly called the Q&A Period.  

At this time we have one applicant for the position of VST, for the Trust But Verify CoD-X VSS.  His application follows, and you all have through the end of August 16th to review this application, and ask any relevant questions you have.  
The expectation is that members eligible to vote in this VST election will ask questions related to this VSS, and use appropriate courtesy.  The VST candidate will endeavor to answer all questions within 24 hours, if at all possible.

As there is only one candidate, I am combining the Application Review Period with the Voting Period.  Below the application, you will find further information and instructions on voting.

Application #1  

Identifying Information: Casey Matthews US2018020063

Contact Information: aricase09@gmail.com

Objective: I would like to further expand on the unity concept that the game was created with. I hope to create stories that strongly encourage cooperation, and better relations between the factions.

Plan of Action: I wish to facilitate situations that require both brute force and political/social acumen to solve. I want all players/characters to feel that they have goals to accomplish and that it is pivotal that each play their roles to achieve meaningful outcomes.

I also feel that we need to cap some of the factions to add a more balanced feel to the game. If elected I will look into the numbers and see what factions dominate in numbers, and will be capping those that have a larger proportion. By capping those for new characters assigned to the VSS, it will start to buff out the numbers to a more equal standing.

Experience: I have been in the org for over a year and am always trying to learn more about all the venues that I participate in.

Outside of the org I have run tabletop games as the ST for over 20 years. A majority of those games have been WoD products. For the last 5 years I have almost exclusively run the Requiem, Lost, Sin-Eater, and Mortals/Innocents in the WoD setting.

I have completed all 10 membership standards and am waiting on the final grades, so that I can take the ST standards.

Disciplinary Actions & Paid Member Status:
 I have had no disciplinary actions and am a paid member

[End of application]  
The Voting Period for our CoD-X VSS: Trust But Verify VST election will run from today, Thursday August 9th – Thursday August 16th (midnight).  

Specific instructions for exactly how to vote:
To vote, send an email with the subject line "Trust But Verify VST Vote" to both dmh.dst@gmail.com and dmh.coord@gmail.com.  
For your vote to be counted, in the body of your email, you must include your full name, your MES ID number, and your submitted vote.  
Your submitted vote should rank the candidates from first to last preference.  A voter may rank all, some, or none of the candidates. If a voter finds a particular candidate unacceptable, they should leave the candidate off the ballot. If a voter finds none of the candidates to be an acceptable choice, they may choose to cast a vote for “None of the Above”. Write-in candidates are not allowed, and any vote for someone who is not a candidate in an election will be counted as a vote for “None of the Above”.
The names your VST candidates:
Casey Matthews
Deadline when voting ends: Thursday, August 16th, midnight.  Votes received after this deadline, or from ineligible voters, will not be counted.
For more information on how voting works, how the Instant Runoff System works, and who is eligible to vote, consult the current Member Handbook, chapter 7, beginning on page 43.  
If you have any questions about how to vote, or the correct formatting of votes, please consult the Member Handbook, or ask me at dmh.dst@gmail.com rather than guessing, as the voting system, Instant Runoff System, and calculation of results have been a confusing process for some members in the past.  We want you to fully understand how voting works, rather than guessing and potentially casting your vote in a fashion other than your intentions.

Sarah Himebaugh
AZ-010-D DST

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