|Review Date:||April 27, 2017|
In 2014 CRA changed the regulations dealing with the elections of officers. The
by-laws of the HKVCA were re-written to reflect these changes.
The four dealing with the elections of officers are:
In 2016 having the Past President serve as Elections Officer was no longer acceptable since this person could be running for election.
The maximum number of Directors serving on the Board is limited to twelve
The BOD shall appoint an Elections Officer in the February BOD meeting. This
will allow the call for nominations to go into the March newsletter and the
Ballot in the June edition.
He/she is responsible to:
This committee shall be disbanded at the General meeting following the presentation of their report.
This form is comprised of two sections, the upper box for nominations of Directors and the bottom box for recommendations for Region council. Sample (MS Word)
Upper box - The new regulations state that we must accept nominations without restrictions from members. Such nominations shall be limited to twelve (12) per member. There is no restriction placed on nominees for Directors at this stage; however, if elected, the individual must agree to join the association before the next Board meeting.
Bottom box – The regulations state there is no requirement of a formal election to staff the positions of Region council. In order to avoid confusion, it has been decided to permit elections for this council if the specific region so desires, else this box will solicit recommendations for the council positions.
The options for returning the completed form must be clearly displayed on the form.
An explanation of the nomination process must be included in the newsletter.
|Validation of Nominees:||A member of the Elections committee shall contact the Nominees to ensure their willingness to serve if elected, and to inform them on the operational practices of the Board. A short biography will be solicited at this time|
|Ballot Preparation:||The Elections committee shall meet to prepare a ballot to
be issued with the next edition of the newsletter. This shall
contain the names of all willing to serve, the region of
residence, and the Individual’s biographies.
If this number is less than thirteen (13), an election is not
necessary and these individuals shall be acclaimed as elected. In
lieu of a ballot, a report so stating shall be submitted to the
newsletter and later delivered at the General meeting.
The ballot final acceptance date must be clearly stated.
|Ballot Counting:||The Election committee shall meet on the appointed date to open
and count ballots. They shall prepare a written report for the
General meeting. This shall be presented by the Elections Officer.
|Region Council:||If there are multiple individuals elected from a Region, the Board will appoint the person with the largest vote count as Region Director, unless this individual accepts a position on the corporate Executive Committee (in this case the person with the second largest vote count shall be appointed), or if the individual refuses to serve in this capacity. Should this also occur, the Board shall determine who shall fill this position.|
Date: 27 April 2016_____
Date: 27 April 2016_____
|Rev #||Date||Change Description||Approval Method||Reference||Remarks|
|1||Jan '13||Converted to HTML. Minor update.||BOD Meeting 23 Jan||Minutes|
|2.||Mar '15||Rewritten and stored as PDF||?||Link to: Superseded policy document|
|3.||August '15||Updated, converted to HTML, with link to PDF copy||BOD Meeting||Minutes|
|4.||May '16||Updated||BOD Meeting||Minutes||Link to superseded copy|