What is C.U.F.F.? The Canadian Unity Fan Fund was conceived about 1981 as a means to better
acquaint Eastern and Western Canadian fans with each other. Or alternately, it's an outgrowth of a one-
shot effort devised to send Edmonton fan Mike Hall to Torque 2 in Toronto in 1981. Both of these
statements are true, actually.
C.U.F.F. exists solely through the support of fandom. The candidates are voted on by interested fans
across Canada, and each vote is accompanied by a donation of not less than CDN$5.00.
Who may vote? Voting is open to any Canadian (resident or citizen) fan who was active in fandom
prior to April 2008, and who contributes at least CDN$5 to the Fund. Larger contributions will be
gratefully accepted. Voting is by secret ballot: only one vote per person, and you must sign your ballot.
You may change your vote any time prior to the deadline. Votes submitted electronically as part of a
PayPal payment of the voting fee are also acceptable.
Deadline: Votes must reach the administrator by midnight, 13 March 2010.
Voting details: As with other fan funds, C.U.F.F. uses a preferential ballot system which guarantees
automatic runoffs until a majority is obtained. You rank the candidates in the exact order of your
preference for them. If the leading first-place candidate does not get a majority, the first-place votes for
the lowest-ranking candidate are dropped, and the second-place votes on those ballots are counted as first-
place votes. This process repeats itself until one candidate has a majority. Your votes for second and third
place are important, but you may give your candidate only one ranking on your ballot.
Hold Over Funds: This choice, like "No Award" in Hugo balloting, gives you the chance to vote for
no C.U.F.F. trip this year, if none of the candidates appeal to you. Hold Over Funds may be voted for in
any position, and if it receives a majority of the votes on the final ballot, no C.U.F.F. trip will be held this
year regardless of how many votes Hold Over Funds received on the first ballot.
No Preference: For voters who prefer not to choose between candidates, but don't want the trip held
Donations: C.U.F.F. gratefully accepts your freely given money and material for auction -- give early
and often! Please contact the administrator for details.
Candidates: Each candidate has promised - barring events clearly outside their control - to travel to
CanVention 30 (also known as KeyCon 27), in Winnipeg, MB over the Victoria Day weekend, if elected;
and has provided signed nominations and a platform statement (overleaf).
Please read both sides of this ballot before voting. Send entire sheet as
Phone number or e-mail address (we do not list or exchange this information):
Enclosed is __________ as a contribution to C.U.F.F. Please make cheques etc. payable in Canadian
currency to "LeAmber Kensley", not to "C.U.F.F." If you think your name may not be known to the
administrators, then in order to qualify your vote, please give, in the space below, the name and address of
an active fan (not a fan group, a candidate or their nominator) who is known to them and to whom you are
Go to the KeyCon website at http://keycon.org
and click on the 'C.U.F.F.' tab. Follow the instructions
provided. You will be paying the voting fee by PayPal.