The 2020 WGPO General Election and Referendum has concluded, and here are the results.
Congratulations to Keith Hagel for being elected to the Executive Committee, and to Kirsten Gwilliam and Susi Tiekert for being elected to the Board of Player Representatives. Thank you to all candidates who took the time to run.
Results of the referendum are below:
Question 1: Shall WGPO establish, maintain, and make available its own WGPO official
word list to be used for North American club and tournament play.
__x__ Yes, Establish a Independent WGPO Official Word List (64%)
____ No, Do Not Establish an Independent WGPO Official Word List (36%)
Question 2: If the membership votes to establish a WGPO official word list, the following referendum will guide future WGPO committees tasked with the creation and update of this word list regarding the inclusion of slurs. Choose one of the following:
__x__ All words: WGPO’s official word list should contain all appropriately identified words including slurs and other offensive words. (69%)
____ All but a few words: WGPO’s official word list should contain all appropriately identified words except a short list of the most offensive slurs (approximately 10 or fewer). (31%)
The full election results are available at:
Thanks to everyone who took the time to make your voice heard.
The WGPO Election Committee
Lynda Finn (Chair)