The board of the Essendon Football Club is surely as important a public office as any other in the land on which this site occasionally reports.
And they have been going through elections the last few weeks, that conclude today at 5.30pm. Members can vote online, if they have their membership number and postcode.
Two incumbents are being challenged by four opponents for a seat at the table at the board-room of the powerhouse Club that has had a lean couple of years.
This yearâ€™s operating loss of $1.5 million and a poor performance on-the-field might have set the stage for those pushing for change. Included in the challengers is Ray Collins, a thirty-five year member of the Club, and local real estate agent Brad Teal.