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Low voter turnout prompts second DFW NORML board election

DFW NORML is preparing for round two of a board member election due to a low turnout rate at the polls this past weekend.

While officials are still tallying the numbers, it appears that they will fall well short of the 326 needed to make the election official. The group’s by-laws require a 30 percent turnout of the membership, and with the non-profit now boasting over 1,000 members, the requirements are high.


With positions up for grabs including Director of Operations, Director of Marketing, Secretary, Public Information Officer, and Compliance Officer, this is a major election which will decide the direction in which the organization is taken from here.

Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018
Texas Marijuana Policy Advocacy Workshops — January 2018

The meeting this past Saturday on Oct. 25 featured one of the smallest gatherings in recent history however. This comes exactly a week after around 2,000 people attended the Dallas Marijuana March.

Members were also able to vote online as well. An update will be available on the exact numbers later this week.

A new election will likely be held at the November meeting, giving the candidates plenty of extra time to continue campaigning.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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