by Chance McKee, KPFK Local Election Supervisor

KPFK, a listener-sponsored station of Pacifica Foundation Radio, has begun the election process for its 2016 Local Station Board.

The nomination process began on June 1, 2016 at 9:00 am PST and closed on June 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST. There are currently three Staff and nine Listener-Sponsor positions up for election.

Listener-Sponsor delegates must have contributed a minimum of $25 to KPFK, or volunteered a minimum of three (3) hours to KPFK between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm PST.

Staff delegates are defined as any non-management, full-time or part-time paid employee of KPFK or any volunteer or unpaid staff member of KPFK who has worked a minimum of 30 hours under management supervision in the preceding 3 months, April 1-June 30, 2016.

All prospective candidates are subject to the Fair Campaign Provisions (FCP) once they download or request a Candidate Nomination Packet.

More information regarding the election process, as well as a comprehensive list of candidate requirements, can be found at (also linked to

Ballots will be mailed out for receipt by August 15. Online voting begins on August 15, 2016 and will end on September 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm PST. That is also the return date for paper ballots. Listeners are urged to use the e-voting option as a way to reduce the costs of the election.

Pacifica Foundation is the oldest network of independently operated, non-commercial, community-based, listener-supported radio stations in the United States. Their website is

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