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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 using the procedure as specified under [[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_9_special_meetings|§4.9]] and will set the date of the election.  Nominations will be solicited ​for 30 days prior to the mandatory notification of the meeting ​under [[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_3_meetings|§3.3]] ​such that the full slate of approved ​candidates will be ready for publication at the official announcement of the voting period.+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 [[:​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.+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 [[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_2_qualifications|§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 [[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_9_special_meetings|§4.9]] and their designate shall notify the membership ​following the procedures in [[:​policies:​bylaws#​section_3_meetings|§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.