People nominate themselves, and do some campaigning. Sometimes a couple of candidates campaign together, and other times each on his/her own. There are over three hundred families living in Shiloh. Voting rights are the heads of household, husband, wife and also those adults without a spouse, as long as they are either the home-owner or renter. Also to vote, one must be an official member our our community, a "member of the aguda." After the first year, people are approved or not. Most are approved. If the person/family is problematic, doesn't pay taxes, fees, etc. They aren't accepted.
I enjoy running elections, because I get to see lots of neighbors. Here are photos from the elections.
|She was first one to vote. She got to the library before we set everything up!|
|Notice the healthy food we were brought to nosh on! That salad was specially for me.|
There had been urgings to postpone elections because a storm was forecast, but I told them that if it snows by 5:30 then we'll change the date. It didn't snow and barely rained. And the turnout was fine!