Letters of Intent for Sun Dragon Baron and Baroness

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On December 10th 2022, at Sundragon Solstice, the Baroness and Baron of SunDragon will take a much needed retirement. At that time, their successors will sit in the Baronial Seats to lead the populace of this great Barony.

Below are the Guidelines for Participation as a Baronial Candidate
1. Baronial candidates must be current paid members and must receive their Southwind or have an SCA membership in a Zip Code belonging to the Barony of SunDragon.
2. Candidates must be at least 18 years old.
3. Candidates must have Letters of Intent in the hands of the Crown, the Kingdom Seneschal, and the Baroness and Baron no later than August 31st 2022. Letters should be written with the understanding that (if accepted by the Crown), the letters will be published in the Chronus Draconum for the populace to review prior to the polling.
4. Candidates must include the below information in their Letter of Intent:
a. Full contact information, including SCA and modern names, addresses, phone numbers, email, and membership numbers and expiration date
b. Their reasons for seeking the position
c. Their history of participation in the SCA and the Barony of SunDragon
d. Their plans for the future of the group
e. Their understanding of the responsibilities of the position of Baroness and Baron.
f. Their statement that they are willing to be installed with a two or three year warrant in the position, and understand their Letter of Intent will be published in the Chronus Dracorum if their candidacy is accepted by the Crown.

Questions about these guidelines should be directed to the Kingdom Emergency Deputy Seneschal (EDSeneschal@atenveldt.org)
In addition, please review the following information regarding your participation in the BARONY OF SUNDRAGON BARONIAL POLLING
A polling of the current paid members of the Barony of SunDragon will be conducted at Fighter Practice held on October 6 th 2022 to determine their support of candidates for Baroness and Baron. The populace should be aware that if the first polling does not show a clear preference of the populace, a second polling will be held immediately following the closing and tabulation of ballots for the first poll. Members are encouraged to plan to remain onsite to participate should a second poll be necessary.
To participate in all pollings held that day, you must be a Sustaining, Associate, or Family member who is 18 years old or older, and must receive a Southwind or have an SCA membership in a Zip Code belonging to the Barony of SunDragon.
a. Current paid memberships will be verified on a membership list at the polling site, or you may present an online membership renewal dated after the date the membership list was generated by the Milpitas Registry. The Kingdom Seneschal recommends you bring proof of membership with you to ensure participation in the poll.

b. You must reside in zip codes belonging to the Barony of SunDragon, and this will be verified on the membership list at the polling site.
c. NOTE: Paid members who play in the Barony of SunDragon, but do not reside in the zip codes belonging to the Barony, may not cast ballots. However, they are encouraged to make their views on candidates known to the Crown by sending personal letters to the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal expressing their candidate selections and preferences. The Crown will consider such letters when reviewing the polling results.
d. You must be 18 years old or older and present a picture ID at the polling site that shows your date of birth or age.

**** SPECIAL ZIP CODE EXCEPTION **** If you DO NOT HAVE a membership address in a zip code assigned to the Barony of Barony of Sun Dragon, but your membership is current in a zip code in metropolitan Phoenix, you will be asked to sign a Pledge Form before you can receive a ballot. The Pledge Form shows your agreement with this statement:
“I consider myself a member of the populace of the Barony of Sundragon and promise the Crown of Atenveldt that I will not cast a ballot in any Populace Pollings held in any other Barony of the Kingdom of Atenveldt for 3 years following the date of this polling.”
A list of the members who sign this Pledge Form will be kept by the Kingdom Seneschal’s office. After signing the Pledge Form, you will be given a different color ballot to indicate your preference for Baroness and Baron.

An online google form will be made available for the populace to vote on Sunday Oct 2nd at midnight and close at 7pm on Thursday Oct 6th, just prior to in person polling. The link to the form will be provided for the website and posted to the official Facebook group as we get closer to the date.

Questions about these guidelines should be directed to the Kingdom Emergency Deputy Seneschal (EDSeneschal@atenveldt.org)
In Service,
Lord Edward Harrison
Kingdom Emergency Seneschal

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