Text transcript for BSL video:
My name is David Buxton I am the independent returning officer for the BDA board elections for the period 2018-2021 when there will be a new board.
A total of 507 ballot papers were received. Thirteen papers were void. The total turn-out percentage for the elections was 17.56%
I will give the results for each candidate in alphabetical surname order:
Robert Adam - 360 votes
Jeff Brattan Wilson - 298 Votes
Alexy Dury - 316 votes
Abigail Gorman - 328 votes
Ashley Kendall - 422 votes
Sarah Lawrence - 304 votes
Dawn Marshall - 299 votes
Tessa Padden - 332 votes
Sylvia Simmonds - 336 votes
The candidates that have been successfully elected to the new board for the period 2018-2021 are as follows:
BDA Chair's message:
Hello this is Terry Riley - Chair of BDA.
The results from the recent elections for the new BDA board members has just been announced. The Chair and the existing Board would like to congratulate all of those that were successfully elected to the Board.
It really is a great honour to be a member of the BDA Board that has run for 126 years. It will be hard and the Deaf community is changing but the work will definitely be enjoyable and we promise that we will continue to support the BDA and the new Board. Well done!