I'd like to thank you once more for casting a vote in the recent GUFF race, and I wanted to make sure that all of the voters get notified of the result (apologies if you've already heard it through other channels).
Here are the results of this year's race, with a total of 86 votes cast:
Julie McMurray 19 European, 5 Australasian, 6 Other = 30
Mihaela Marija Perkovic 31 European, 12 Australasian, 6 Other = 49
No Preference 4 European, 2 Australasian, 1 Other = 7
There were no first preference votes to hold over funds.
As Mihaela has received over 50% of the first preference votes, she is deemed to be elected as the 2013 GUFF delegate.
Thanks to the generous donations of voters, this year's race raised a total of £715.71, which is €879.51 or AU$1,098.02. This, along with our other fund raising activities, and the support of LFF (League of Fan Funds) will fund Mihaela's trip.
This was a very international race, with fans from 15 countries taking part in the vote. The following countries were represented:
Congratulations to Mihaela on a successful race. We look forward to hearing about her trip, and we're sure she will be an excellent ambassador for European fandom.
The administrators would like to thank Julie for taking part, and hope she'll run again another year.
We'd also like to take thank everyone who voted in this race. We are very grateful for the donations that make the GUFF trip possible. We depend on your generosity to fund the trips, and we were delighted by the number of people who donated more than the minimum amount. There will also be auctions to support the fan funds at both Conflux the Australian national convention, and EightSquaredCon, the UK national convention so please consider attending these and bringing items to donate.
James Shields and Kylie Ding
James's GUFF trip to New Zealand and Australia