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Geoff Nicholson
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 ====== APPENDIX B - Election Policy ====== ====== APPENDIX B - Election Policy ======
  
-Elections for Quelab shall be handled as outlined below.  ​The Board of Directors will call an election ​as specified under §4.9 and will determine ​the date of the election.  Nominations will be solicited ​for 30 days prior to the required notification of the meeting ​under §3.3 such that the full slate of approved ​candidates will be ready for publication at the official announcement of the election.+The Board of Directors will call an annual meeting of the membership to elect a slate of new Directors. ​ The election will be conducted using the Operations Manual for the Election procedure.  Nominations will be solicited ​from the members ​30 days prior to the annual ​meetingsuch that slate of candidates will be included in the meeting notification.
  
 ===== Article 1 - Eligibility ===== ===== Article 1 - Eligibility =====
  
-Voting shall be open to all members in good standing (See §3.1) in the month that the election is held.  Voting will be held by secret ballot and counted by Board of Canvass convened by the Vice President.+Voting shall be open to all members in good standing ([[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_2_eligibility|§3.2]]) in the month that the election is held. Voting will be held by secret ballot and counted by the Board of Canvass convened by the Vice President.
  
 ===== Article 2 - Nominations ===== ===== Article 2 - Nominations =====
  
-Nominations shall be solicited from all members in good standing. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the board or a designated Selection Committee. All nominees will be contacted by the Selection Committee to ensure their willingness to stand for election, and serve if elected. ​ Members can nominate themselves ​for a position up for election, but the nominations will be vetted by the Selection Committee based on the following qualifying criteria: Directors must meet the qualifications stated §4.2; Directors are not mandated ​to be members ​of the corporation ​during their term of office.+Nominations shall be solicited from all members in good standing. Nominations must be submitted in writing to the Board or a designated Selection Committee. All nominees will be contacted by the Selection Committee to ensure their willingness to stand for election, and to serve if elected. ​ Members can nominate themselves, but the nominations will be vetted by the Selection Committee.  The Selection Comittee will confirm the nominations ​based on the following qualifying criteria: Directors must meet the qualifications stated ​in the bylaws ([[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_2_qualifications|§4.2]]); Directors are not required ​to be members during their term of office.
  
 ===== Article 3 - Procedures ===== ===== Article 3 - Procedures =====
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 ==== Section 1. Notice of Meeting ==== ==== Section 1. Notice of Meeting ====
  
-The Board will call an election based on the criteria ​of §4.and their designate shall notify the membership ​following the procedures in §3.3. The designate will specify in this communication how many seats are up for election and when the election ​will occur (time, location).+The Board will call a Special Meeting ​of all members ( 
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 +[[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_3_meetings|§3.3]]) 
 +and their designate shall notify the membership ​with no less than one week's notice ([[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_9_special_meetings|§4.9]]). The designate will specify in this communication how many seats are up for election, who the canidates are, and when the meeting ​will occur (giving ​time, time, date and location).
  
 ==== Section 2. Quorum ==== ==== Section 2. Quorum ====
  
-A quorum of the members (53%) will be required for an election to be certified. ​ Members shall be deemed as present if physically present or if they voted electronically ​(as defined in the operations manual) ​by the end of the election period .+A quorum of the members, being fifty-three percent ​(53%)will be required for an election to be certified. ​ Members shall be deemed as present if physically present or if they voted electronically by the end of the election period.