The Baron and Baroness of Tir Ysgithr are preparing to conclude their tenure and enjoy some relaxation. It is time to request Letters of Intent. On October 22 nd 2022 there will be a polling for the next pair to lead the 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 Tir Ysgithr.
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 Baron and Baroness no later than September 1st 2022. Letters should be written with the understanding that (if accepted by the Crown), the letters will be published in the Tusker Times 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 Tir Ysgithr
d. Their plans for the future of the group
e. Their understanding of the responsibilities of the position of Baron and Baroness.
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 Tusker Times 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 TIR YSGITHR BARONIAL POLLING
A polling of the current paid members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr will be conducted on October 22, 2022 to determine their support of candidates for Baron and Baroness. 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 Tir Ysgithr.
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 Tir Ysgithr, & this will be verified on the membership list at the polling site.
c. NOTE: Paid members who play in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, 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.
Questions about these guidelines should be directed to the Kingdom Emergency Deputy Seneschal
Lord Edward Harrison
Kingdom Emergency Seneschal