ERIC Number: ED021180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
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Nomination and Election Procedures, and Make-Up of the 1967 County University of Missouri Extension Councils.
Martin, John E.
A study of the nomination and election procedures and make-up of the 1967 County University of Missouri Extension Councils, developed from a survey completed in January 1967, was made to analyze the methods used and results obtained by Councils after five years experience under the present state law. Summaries of the data were made by county size; population groups being compared were--under 10,000, 10,000 to 19,999, 20,000 to 49,999, and 50,000 and over. No real differences were found. Seven methods of holding elections were identified--mail-in ballot, polls, and public meetings and four variations of these, with most counties using only polls. The cost of holding elections was the usual reason for using some method other than mail. Fifty-one percent of the counties voted on the state-wide date, seven percent used another single date, and 42 percent voted for more than one day. Council members were predominately male, over 40, had completed high school or above, and were in their first Council term. Four interest or membership groups predominated--(1) farming and homemaking, 94-100% of counties, (2) 4-H and Home Economics Club organizations, 80%, (3) business, professional and civic organizations, 45-56%, and (4) schools and other, 24%. (The document includes tables, questionnaire and covering letters, and list of counties by population.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Extension Div.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri