ISSA UK CHAPTER Elections 2020

Timetable

  • Weds 30 Sept     – Elections Announced at Virtual AGM
  • Mon 5 Oct           – Call for Election/Open Nominations
  • Fri 30 Oct             – Close Nominations
  • Fri 6 Nov              – Publicise Nominations
  • Fri 6 Nov              – Open Electronic Voting
  • Mon 7 Dec          – midnight – Close Electronic Voting
  • Thurs 10 Dec      – Results of Election announced at UK Chapter Meeting
  • Fri 1 Jan 2021    – Elected Officers take Office

Officer Positions

  • ISSA-UK President (2 year term)
  • ISSA-UK Secretary (2 year term)
  • Three At-Large Officers (2 year term)

Duties and Responsibilities

The following paragraphs from the Bylaws of the ISSA-UK Chapter explain the duties and responsibilities for the Officer Positions to be elected:

President

The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Chapter and shall preside at all meetings. The President shall have the power to call General Meetings and shall have the deciding vote in case of tied decisions at such General meetings.

Tenure – two years.

Secretary

The Secretary shall record and keep minutes of all General Meetings of the Chapter Board of Directors and shall maintain the official records of the Chapter.

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. Whilst there are no formally defined responsibilities currently, 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:

President

To be eligible for election to the office of President, a member in good standing must demonstrate to the reasonable satisfaction of the Nominating Committee a history of service to the Chapter which shall comprise not less than two years’ service as an elected Officer or having served as a member of the management team under the direction of the Officers for a similar period.

Secretary

To be eligible for election to the office of Secretary, 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. Nominees for the Office of President must be Members in good standing for at least two years.

Nominations Process

Nominations for these positions are now invited (5 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 President, Secretary 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 2 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)

Voting Process

Voting will commence on Friday 6 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 previous years, 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 announced at the UK Chapter Meeting in London on Thursday 10 December and then sent as mailshot to members and posted here on the ISSA UK website by Friday 11 December.

Elected Officers take up positions on 1 January 2021.

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee for this year’s elections comprises:

Stuart Golding ([email protected])

Thomas Fischer ([email protected])