In a historic vote, publisher members of the Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have overwhelmingly voted in favor of relinquishing their control of the organization, ceding it to a board with equal representation for publishers, wholesalers, retailers, creators, media & events, and production.   The portion of the new bylaws containing the provisions for expanding the membership received 91% approval by the voting members.  The vote took place over 30 days that ended Friday, July2 (see "GAMA Board Proposes Restructuring").

In addition to the changes to the composition of the board, officers will now be elected by the board of directors rather than directly by the membership.