On this page you can find updates and announcements from the Election Committee 2017:
Update on ICC Election: May 23, 2017
By way of an update, please note that there are two (2) motions to be voted on at the AGM: one seeks authorization to register the ICC federally and the other seeks to fill the open seats on the ICC board with the exact number of candidates who are running for those positions, i.e. by acclamation. This is because two of the six individuals running for a seat on the ICC Board withdraw their candidacy.
The membership registration deadline to vote online has closed; the vote is presently occurring and will close at 2pm on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The deadline for new members to register to vote in person is midnight on Thursday, May 25, 2017; expired members can renew their membership up to and including the day of the AGM until 2pm to still vote. In-person voting will take place from 11am to 4pm the day of the AGM, on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Correction: EC Email Address May 23, 2017
The correct email address for the Election Committee 2017 is: [email protected]
Point of Order: May 24, 2017
This communication is in response to an objection to procedure we have received about a recent video posted by the ICC Board.
The complainant believed it is inappropriate for the ICC board to advocate for an outcome of a motion to be voted on at the AGM while a live vote is occurring on that motion through online voting; the Election Committee agrees.
We note that the ICC by-laws are largely silent on the process for conducting in person and online elections. As such, please note that the ICC board did not violate any by-law or process/procedure. In the void of such a process, the present Election Committee will apply our general understanding and interpretation of the present by-laws and ordinary election protocol.
While there are many ways to devise a process for same, the present Election Committee interprets online voting to be akin to in person voting which does not allow campaigning within the voting perimeter. Given that the internet is a vast and uncontrolled medium, we interpret the "voting perimeter" of online voting to be the official communication channels of the ICC board. As such, the Election Committee's ruling is that there is to be no campaigning for a particular outcome on either of the two motions to be voted on at the AGM through any of the ICC board's official communication channels. We ask the ICC board to review all communications through its official channels since the start of online voting on Saturday, May 20th at 9am and remove any which promote a certain outcome on either of the two motions being voted on. We are aware that the offending video itself has already been gratuitously removed.
To be clear, while ICC communication channels cannot be used to advocate for a particular outcome on the motions before the AGM, they can and should promote members to engage in the AGM by registering to vote and casting their ballot.