A vote will be held to accept or reject the bylaw changes proposed by the elections committee following the 2022 JAC elections process. Some of the new features include:
Voting over period of several days - This ensures that people who might not be able to make a meeting have a chance to have their voice heard in the JAC elections. It also highly diminishes the need for proxies.
Officer Elections use a “Majority” voting process - In other words. the candidate with more then 50% of the vote wins or there's a runoff.
Board Elections use a “Plurality” voting process - In other words, the candidate with the most vote wins.
A fixed nomination period for candidates.
There are deadlines in which candidates must declare the position and commit to running.
Candidates can run for only one seat.
A fair amount of time for candidates to express their views.
Employs a secure, dependable online voting system. It guarantees anonymity and the results are easily validated.
The charter given to this committee was:
To achieve more fair results - Everyone should have a chance to vote and have their voices heard. It should take into consideration people that otherwise wouldn’t be able to vote in a single meeting.
Simplicity in the process
Ability for more of the voting population to participate in elections
Confidentiality of results
Confidence in the results
The link to the committee report is here:
The link to the proposed bylaw changes: