POA Circulars

122 | 13.09.2010

National Chairman and Finance Officer

Listed below is the timetable and procedure for the forthcoming election for National Chairman and Finance Officer.

The periods of office for each position will be from the end of Annual Conference 2011 until the end of Annual Conference May 2016.

I would draw your attention to the following rule:


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.



Open Nominations -  Friday, 24th September 2010

Close Nominations - Monday, 4th October 2010
NB: Branch meetings should be held after Monday, 4th October in accordance with Rule 11.2(a) above.

Nomination Forms to be returned to
Cronin House no later than - Monday, 11th October 2010

Election Addresses to
Cronin House - Monday, 18th October 2010

Distribution of Ballot Papers
week commencing - Monday, 1st November 2010

Ballot Closes - Monday, 29th November 2010

Result Announced - Tuesday, 30th November 2010



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 Monday, 18th October 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

General Secretary