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TAFF Voting Procedures

This page summarizes the history of TransAtlantic Fan Fund voting -- counting methods, changes to the rules, significant new ballot wording, and so on. After numerous experiments in the early years, notable changes are the introduction of the "bond" or registration fee paid by candidates as an earnest of serious intent, in 1961 (though the amount was not again published on the ballot until 2010); of the single transferable vote and "Hold Over Funds" option in 1966; of the 20% rule in 1986; and elimination of write-in votes in 1993. Initial, boldfaced year numbers link to the relevant ballot forms.