What is the difference between an election committee and election supervisory panel?
A. Some Pacifica stations have pre-existing election committees, perhaps set up by the station Local Advisory Board, for example. However, the new bylaws empower the Local Election Supervisor to appoint an election committee exclusively of neutral individuals. In order to distinguish this committee from pre-existing unofficial election committees, we have adopted the term Election Supervisory Panel for this new neutral group. The Election Supervisory Panel is charged with assisting the Local Election Supervisor in verifying petitions, adopting procedures, counting the votes, etc. Unofficial election committees may continue to function doing diversity outreach, voter education, etc.