Naeem Zafar, Appointed Election Commissioner for Election Cycle 2015.
OPEN SV announces the schedule for the upcoming elections at OPEN SV. The appointed election commissioner, Naeem Zafar, who is also the Board Chair, is seeking nominations from anyone who would like to run for one of the three offices. OPEN SV has held elections in the past for the Executive Committee roles of President, General Secretary and Treasurer and these three positions are open. The term for the Executive Committee is two years and the current Executive Committee will be ending their term in July.
Who can run for office?
Any general or charter member in good standing can run for any of the three offices. Charter or General member nominated to run should be current with his membership dues.
Who can nominate?
Any general or charter member can nominate another general or charter member or nominate himself for any of the offices. The nominating general or charter member as well as the nominated general or charter member should be in good standing and should be current with his membership dues. It is advised that the nominating member check with the nominated member before nominating to avoid any unnecessary back and forth. As long as the nominated member agrees to the nomination via email or in writing, the nomination will be accepted. There is no requirement to second the nomination.
Who can Vote?
Only Charter members who have been members or have been inducted before July 16th 2015 (Last day to nominate) can vote in this cycle of the election. Voting charter member should be current with his or her dues. If not, the ballot would be considered null and void and the vote will not be counted.
What are the important dates?
Deadline to receive nominations and candidate’s personal statements is July 19Start election process on July 20th (Charter Members can start voting by sending a unicast email or providing the ballot in writing, to the appointed Election Commissioner, Naeem Zafar, Chairman, OPEN SV Board. Deadline to Vote is Midnight July 30thResults will be announced on July 31st via email to all Charter Members
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