NOTICE Section 10 Elections– May 27, 2021

NOTICE Section 10 Elections

– May 27, 2021

Eligibility:

As per the by-law, there are 3 Section 10-specific Directors on the OAPSB Board of Directors, representing each of:

  • Zones 1 and 1A (OPP Contract North)
  • Zones 2 and 3 (OPP Contract S-E)
  • Zones 4, 5 and 6 (OPP Contract S-W)
  • Candidates for Director must be a member of a Board in good standing in the current year, and located within and in the zone to be presented.  The candidate need not be present at the time of voting, provided they have provided in writing their consent to stand for election in prior to the voting date.
  • Directors that have already served a combined total of 12 years or more on the OAPSB Board of Directors are not eligible to further serve as a Director on the Board.
  • As police board members expected to exercise good judgement at all times, nominees are expected to understand and self-enforce these Director-eligibility criteria.
  • Section 10 nominees, like other OAPSB Board of Director nominees, are subject to confirmation by the membership present at the AGM on May 28th at 10:30am.

Process:

  1. For each of the three Director positions, the Chair will call for nominations from the Boards in each of the perspective Zones
  • Zones 1 and 1A (OPP Contract North)
    • Zones 2 and 3 (OPP Contract S-E)
    • Zones 4, 5 and 6 (OPP Contract S-W)
  • The Chair will ask the nominees, in turn, to confirm that they are willing to let their name stand for the Board of Directors.
  • In the event that the nominee is not present, the nominator will have been required to provide a written confirmation that the nominee is willing to let their names stand in advance of the elections.
  • Once nominations are closed:
  1. The candidate will be confirmed in the event there is only one nomination, or;
  • The Chair will provide each nominee a maximum of 3 minutes to introduce themselves to the electorate, following which a secret ballot shall be taken via the online voting system (one card per eligible board member, and one vote per card)
  • The Moderator will provide the vote count to the Chair, and then the Chair reports the results of the election process to members present.

Please note this Section 10 votes are restricted to voting delegates (PSB members). If your PSB is not currently a member, please click here to register. 

Please share this notice with all members of your boards and zones.

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