ISSA UK CHAPTER Elections 2019
Timetable
  • Open for Nominations – Wednesday 9 October
  • Closing of Nominations – Friday 8 November
  • Publication of Nominations – Friday 15 November
  • Opening of Electronic Voting – Friday 15 November
  • Closing of Electronic Voting – midnight Monday 16 December
  • Results of Elections – Thursday 19 December at ISSA
  • Elected Officers take office – 1 January 2020
Officer Positions
  • ISSA-UK Treasurer (2 year term)
  • Three At-Large Officers (2 year term)
Duties and responsibilities The duties and responsibilities for the Officer Positions to be elected:

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall collect all dues and other monies or articles of value belonging to the Chapter, pay bills and expenses in a timely manner, issue invoices to sponsors as directed and shall keep an accurate account of all treasury receipts, expenditures, and deposits.

Tenure – Two Years

Other Officer positions (referred to in the bylaws as At-Large Officers)

The three At-Large Officers shall undertake such duties as the Chapter Board of Directors may decide from time to time. The specific responsibilities are allocated by mutual agreement between the President and the elected officer. Duties will be confirmed after the election by the ISSA UK Board.

Tenure – Two Years.

Eligibility The eligibility criteria for these positions are:

Treasurer

To be eligible for election to the office of Treasurer, the nominee must be a Member in good standing.

Other Officer positions (referred to in the bylaws as At-Large Officers)

To be eligible for election to an At Large Officer position, the nominee must be a Member in good standing.

Members in Good Standing – definition ISSA-UK Members who maintain their Association Membership by payment of annual Association dues as required under the Article VII of the Association’s Bylaws shall be considered in good standing and entitled to full privilege of membership.

Nominees who are not Members in good standing prior to seeking nomination and have not paid annual Association dues before the end of the Nomination period, will not be eligible.

Nominations process Nominations for these positions are now invited (9 October).

A person can nominate himself or herself or another person for a position (no seconder is needed). All those nominated must be full members as defined above in Members in Good Standing.

A candidate may only nominate themselves for either the Treasurer or one of the other officer positions (At-Large Officers). A candidate may not stand for more than one position.

As stated in the Bylaws of the ISSA-UK Chapter, candidates may, if they wish, seek endorsement from one or more ISSA-UK Board members and should do so at the outset of their nomination not at the end of the nominating period. If a Board member agrees to give endorsements, they may endorse one candidate per position.

The eligibility criteria are explained above. If you are a full member in good standing and wish to be nominated, please send the following information to [email protected] before Friday 8 November:

• Nominee’s name

• The Officer position for which the person is being nominated

• A brief one-paragraph biography / statement explaining why the nominee is suitable for the position (~250 words max)

• A photograph of the nominee (JPG, ~500 pixels wide max)

Statement of Commitment (all nominees need to submit a new statement of commitment, including members who may be seeking re-election and have signed commitments in the past)

Voting process Voting will commence on Friday 15 November and each member in good standing will be able to vote online. Details of how to vote will be sent to each member.

As with last year, online voting will be set up for each member. Each member will be given a random number and ISSA membership number to ensure they can only vote once.

Email notification to all members will be sent out on a regular basis to remind them to vote.

If at the end of the Nominations period no positions are contested, meaning that there is not more than one nomination per position, voting will not commence, the results will be announced and the election process will cease.

If you have election questions, feedback or want to be removed from the ballot and email list for this election, please contact the Nominating Committee at [email protected].

Results Election results (names of new Officers) will be by email to members on Thursday 19 December and posted here on the ISSA UK website.

Elected Officers take up positions on 1 January 2020

Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee for this year’s elections comprises:

Edmund Lee ([email protected])

Simon Murray ([email protected])