Each candidate has promised that barring acts of God he or she will travel to the convention in Oakland, California, over the Labor Day 1964, if elected. In addition they have posted bond and provided signed nominations. Their platforms are on the reverse of this sheet.
Should the winner be unable to make the trip, the second place winner will be offered the opportunity.
Details of voting will be kept secret. Write-in votes are permitted. No proxy votes are allowed; each voter must sign his own ballot.
I VOTE FOR
AND ENCLOSE THE SUM OF ____ AS A CONTRIBUTION TO TAFF.
Votes must reach one of the two administrators before 31 May 1964. The result of the election will be announced as soon as possible after this date.
To be eligible to vote you must contribute a minimum of five shillings (5/-) or one dollar ($1.00) to the Fund, and have been active in science fiction fandom prior to January 1962[*]. Contributions in excess of the minimum will be most gratefully accepted. Any normal form of currency, money orders or cheques should be payable to the Administrator -- NOT, please, to TAFF.
If you think your name will not be known to the Administrators, please give here the name and address of a fan or fan group to whom you are known.
REPRODUCTION OF THIS FORM IS AUTHORIZED AND ENCOURAGED PROVIDED THE WORDING IS VERBATIM.
Current chairman and founder member of the British SF Association, known to all and universally liked as the most congenial fan in the kingdom. He is to be found in the midst of most fannish gatherings, has attended all of the last seven major conventions in Britain and programmed the 'Ronvention' at Harrogate. Phil has exceptional physical stamina, can go anywhere, eat and drink anything and can cheerfully engender (and survive!) the longest parties, bull-sessions, gabfests and poker schools. Lone member of Scunthorpe Carafandom, country member of the Liverpool Group, and longtime avid SF reader and collector.
Nominated by Terry Jeeves, Ken Slater, Norman Shorrock, Dave Kyle and Harry Harrison.
For years the fan visitor to the States has been asked one burning question: when is Atom standing for TAFF? Well, now we know. Now we can send the worthiest and most eagerly awaited of all TAFF delegates, and at last attempt to repay some of the debt we owe to this unassuming genius whose kindly wit has made fandom a happier place for us all. We owe this not only to Arthur but to ourselves. For there is another question the fan visitor is asked when he gets back home: what was it like? By sending this uniquely talented artist and writer we will know the answer. Sending Atom to America will be a breakthrough in fannish communications comparable to landing a tv camera on the Moon.
Nominated by Walt Willis, Ron Bennett, Ken Cheslin, Bill Donaho and F.M.Busby.