Recall Election Deadlines
Just a reminder for our early voters: You must cast your early online vote by noon Thursday, Aug. 12.
Early voting closes at that time, after which any eligible owner members who wish to vote may do so in person between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the Data Resource Center of the Library. Enter through the north entrance of the Library as the main Library is closed on Mondays. Be sure to bring your rec card.
Those unable to vote in the Data Resource Center or online may call 623-544-6115 by noon, Tuesday, August 10, 2021, to arrange for Absentee Voting.
How do I access online voting? It wasn’t denoted on the flyer or in this information.
I also requested a ballot via email and haven’t received.
Appreciate your assistance.
Hi Penny. Please double check your spam/junk folders as it’s possible your ballot was sent there. If that doesn’t work, your next step would be to contact email@example.com for assistance. For your convenience, we have already passed along your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can look further into it.
The link email@example.com does not work. I haven’t receive my ballot either.
Lowell Janssen #117155 my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have voted online previously
Please ignore my last message. When I returned to my e-mail the ballot was there and I was able to vote. I guess I should have waited longer for the ballot to get to my e-mail.
Request absentee ballot
Dennis, a ballot was sent to your account using the email on file with Member Services. Please call 623-544-6115 if you did not receive it. Deadline to vote online is noon Thursday, Aug. 12.
I received the email letting me know that a ballot would be coming out via email, but I did not receive a ballot via email. How can I get that email?
Hi Nancy. Please double check your spam/junk folders as it’s possible your ballot was sent there. If that doesn’t work, your next step would be to contact email@example.com for assistance. For your convenience, we have already passed along your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can look further into it.
I received the email with the link for casting my vote in this recall election. However my wife did not receive a link via email. She has her email address on file with RCSCW , and is receiving the periodic RCSCW News. Please advise, her email address is email@example.com and her rec card number is 119360.
Hi Frank. Please have your wife double check her spam/junk folders as it’s possible her ballot was sent there. If that doesn’t work, her next step would be to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For your convenience, we have already passed along your comment to email@example.com so they can look further into it.
Do you need an email address to vote on Aug. 16? My wife does not have one so will she be able to vote?
Hi Jack. An email is needed on file with Member Services in order to vote online. If your wife would like to vote online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with her name, email and rec card number by the noon, Tuesday, Aug. 10 deadline. Other options for your wife to vote are on Election Day, Monday, Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Data Resource Center. Absentee ballots are also available by calling 623-544-6115 (deadline is noon, Tuesday, Aug. 10).
Have not received a code.
My rec card number is
Hi Lawrence. Please double check your spam/junk folders as it’s possible your ballot was sent there. If that doesn’t work, your next step would be to contact email@example.com for assistance. For your convenience, we have already passed along your comment to firstname.lastname@example.org so they can look further into it.
I did not receive a link to vote in recall election
Jackie Dietz 122857 did and she was able to vote
Hi James. The deadline for casting an online ballot has already past. Owner Members in good standing who did not vote through early/online or absentee ballot may vote in person between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 16, in the Data Resource Center at the Library. The main library will be closed, so enter through the north door. Be sure to bring your rec card.
The recall of RCSCW Governing Board Member Lou Mancuso is unfair, misleading, and doesn’t pass the “smell test.” All evidence points to this recall being engineered by the management of RCSCW staff as evidenced by the “Special Edition of the Rec Center News” insert into the weekly Sun City West Independent. This insert parroted the reasons that were listed on the recall petition that an employee of the Rec Center circulated (even though they are a resident, it still has the appearance of being a conflict of interest). This insert was printed on both sides (an added expense) with the same propaganda as the recall petition. If the recall was not engineered by Rec Center staff, then they should have allowed Mr. Mancuso to have a rebuttal on the reverse side or aided in getting his message into the community. Every opportunity has been taken for the staff to discredit and stifle Mr. Mancuso’s rebuttal.
In talking with other member/owners in our community the two prevailing concerns were that they don’t want their dues increased nor do they want the community open to the public. I agree with both statements, however, I have listened several times to each RCSCW Governing Board Workshop meeting from April through June, and attended the June regular GB Meeting. I have found no evidence of either.
Just one example of incorrect information on the petition which the Rec Center has continually disseminated is that Mr. Mancuso would like to “Change Clubs tax status from 501(c)7 Non-Profit, to 501(c)4, For Profit [emphasis added]. This opens all SCW clubs and all facilities to the general public for a fee.” As per the IRS website, organizations falling under 501(c)(4) are “civic leagues and social welfare organizations and local associations of employees.” They further list examples of these types of organizations that may qualify. First, 501(c)(4) is non-profit – all twenty-nine designations under 501(c) are tax exempt. Our RCSCW is a 501(c)(4) organization and they are not mandated to be open to the public. So please tell me why if the clubs were (c)(4) they would have to be open to the public?
Other evidence. . .Also, in several of their monthly e-news they had headlines, “Divided Board pushing major changes in chartered clubs, possibly opening to public; changes could impact Owner Member Dues.” I didn’t see evidence of a divided board pushing major changes. Mr. Mancuso just wanted to form a committee to explore ways for the Village Store to remain open and to continue our community Craft Fairs, possibly under the Rec Center’s (c)(4) umbrella. The Rec Center has continued putting out this propaganda to resident member/owners but they have not allowed Mr. Mancuso the same platform to have his rebuttal. Just this week an email was sent to all Chartered Clubs from the Recreation Manager stating:
“Please also be aware that Chartered Clubs are NOT to be using club email databases or other club materials/lists to distribute codes, voting reminders or any other political information.
Clubs or individuals caught engaging in this activity will face repercussions up to and including suspension from your club and/or suspension of members privileges.”
If you would like to hear what Mr. Mancuso has to say, he has set up his own website: https://www.myscwhome.com/recall. It would behoove you to check it out. Mr. Mancuso was evidently on a Long Range Planning Committee a few years ago and by virtue of being on the committee he is guilty of wanting to purchase Hillcrest Golf Course and the acreage at the end of Deer Valley Road? Please, he is just one vote on a board of 9 people. Our Governing Board has said that their role is to set policy and Rec Center staff’s is to carry it out. Where is our GB in all of this? Rec Center staffs seem to be calling all the shots on this one. If you want only board members who rubber stamp RCSCW staffs’ wants, then you should vote “yes” on the recall. If you want someone who asks questions and want to represent the owner/members who elected him, then you should vote “no” to not recall Mr. Mancuso!
Thank you to Debby Phillips and Ronnie Hoover whose letters to the editor in this week’s Independent spurred me to write this. Unfortunately, it isn’t timely for those voting by phone or absentee. If you didn’t read them, you should. National politics have now arrived in SCW.