POA Circulars

57 | 29.04.2010

National Eexcutive Committee x1 Nomination Procedures, Timetable and Election Addresses

Dear Colleagues

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE x1

NOMINATION PROCEDURES, TIMETABLE AND ELECTION ADDRESSES

Listed below is the timetable and procedure for the forthcoming election for National Executive Committee x1.

The periods of office for the National Executive Committee member will be from the 13th July 2010 until the end of Annual Conference May 2013.

I would draw your attention to the following rule:

SECRET POSTAL BALLOTS: PROCEDURE RULE 11.2
Branch Committee members should:
(a)   Hold a branch meeting to discuss the election.  No branch meetings, for nomination purposes, should be convened until close of nominations, as stated in the officially published timetable;
(b)  read out all requests for nominations and nominate a candidate for the vacant position or inform the General Secretary that the branch failed to nominate any candidate;
(c)    encourage members to vote.

BALLOT TIMETABLE

Open Nominations                                     Friday, 7th May 2010
Close Nominations                                    Monday, 17th May 2010
NB: Branch meetings should be held after Monday, 17th May in accordance with Rule 11.2(a) above.

Nomination Form to be returned to
Cronin House no later than                      Monday, 24th May 2010
Election Addresses to Cronin House        Tuesday, 1st June 2010
Distribution of Ballot Papers
week commencing                                     Monday, 14th June 2010
Ballot Closes                                              Monday, 12th July 2010
Result Announced                                     Tuesday, 13th July 2010       


ELECTION ADDRESSES

It is suggested that the following information will assist consistency of the ballot procedures and should be forwarded to the General Secretary at Cronin House by 12.00pm on Tuesday, 1st June 2010.

  1. Date joined POA
  2. Previous establishment/s
  3. POA Experience (i.e Branch Chair/Secretary/Committee/length of time in post/NEC
  4. Two photographs
  5. Election Addresses should either be typed on CD/Disk or the preferred option, emailed to the General Secretary’s Office at the following email address - gs@poauk.org.uk. Those candidates who are unable to type their election address and/or send it by CD/Disk or email can prepare their election address in writing and send it by post to the General Secretary’s Office at Cronin House.  It would be helpful if any election address sent by post is sent by recorded delivery.

 

It would also be helpful for candidates to provide contact numbers with their election addresses.

Candidates are reminded that election addresses must be limited to 500 words. This does not include Nominating Branches and Service History.

Any election addresses over 500 words will be edited.

Yours sincerely

 

BRIAN CATON
General Secretary