From Orianna, July 1.
The following are the results of the AEthelmearc Kingdom polling. The numbers are a little different from that reported in AEstel because we did a second count to ensure the name and arms question was covered and there were a few adjustments. However, the adjustments do not make a significant difference in the overall percentages.
The percentages are well within the numbers we need for this to be considered a successful and positive polling! The polling results and last minute details are being reported to the various parties this week. The petition is on its way!
A total of 1052 labels were generated by the Registrar 3 labels were duplicates; 7 pollings were returned as undeliverable.
Total mailed = 1041.
Total pollings received as of June 23, 1996 when the pollings were counted = 773.
20 pollings were discounted as illegal, either received with a postmark date after June 15 or had invalidated the membership label by removing it.
Total ballots counted as legal and received = 753.
Response rate = 753/1041 * 100 = 72.3%
Out of the 753 legal ballots, 62 were returned marked that the recipient was under 18 years of age, making 691 legal ballots that could be counted for Kingdom status vote.
For the Kingdom question, 629 said Yes, 59 said No, 3 were blank.
Total positive votes for Kingdom out the total counted received: 629/691 * 100 = 91.0% Total positive response out of the total polls mailed: 629/1041 * 100 = 60.4%
Schedule is set as follows: Last Coronet of Æthelmearc will be held in the Shire of Misty Highlands on October 12th, with Investiture in March 1997.
First Crown will be in May 1997, rotation is Pennsylvania. First Coronation will be in September 1997.
Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona
Seneschale of the Principality of Æthelmearc