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Nominating yourself for Alliance Council

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1 June 2017, updated 18 November 2018

By Martin Buckley

Are you interested in standing for Alliance Council – and representing your fellow fans, Season Ticket Holders and Alliance Members?

First read this quick overview of what is expected. Still interested? Here’s the quick guide.

Voting runs during the Alliance business year. This is aligned with the Sounders FC year – so we start on 1 December and close the year on 30 November. If you get your 25 votes during the first half of the Alliance business year (by end of May) then you join the Alliance Council for that year. If you get your 25 votes during the second half (June to end November) then you will join the following year.

Before you start you will need:

  • Your Alliance Membership Number – also known as your Season Ticket Account Number.
  • Email address connected with this Alliance Membership.

Note: your Alliance Membership number or Season Ticket Account number is in the SoundersFC App under MatchPass, on your printed MatchPass or contact your Ticket Rep. If you are not the primary Season Ticket holder you will need to be designated to one of the seats using your current email address.

Voting is hosted and managed through The Club. In order to nominate first go to the voting site. You can access this directly at https://vote.soundersfc.com orĀ  by navigating through the Sounders FC website. Supporters – Democracy In Sports – Nominate and Vote.

Note: the Login/Sign up button on the front page of Sounders FC website is for the MLS affiliated website – it’s worth doing – but won’t help you with nomination or voting.

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Once at the Nomination and Voting page you will need to login. This is where your email address associated with your Alliance Membership or Season Ticket is required. You will also need your Account Number.

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You will see a list of Available Ballots. This is where all election and votes will be listed – including GM Vote Of Confidence, Alliance Council elections, Constitution Ratification etc.

To nominate yourself – click Nominate Myself. Fill in the short bio, click Next and Submit. You are done and on the ballot.

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Next step – talk to your friends and fellow fans and get their votes!

Since Summer 2017 all votes for Alliance Council have been weighted – you need 25 votes to join Alliance Council.

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