2021 NAPE Election Update – Close of Nominations

March 1, 2021


At the close of nominations, Chief Returning Officer Reg Anstey and the Election Committee are announcing the following:

Jerry Earle has been acclaimed as President. Congrats and best wishes to Brother Earle in his continued role as President of NAPE.

There will be an election for the position of NAPE Secretary-Treasurer:

Candidates for the position of Secretary-Treasurer are:

Kim Bartlett

Trevor King

A summary of timelines, rules, and procedures can be found on the 2021 NAPE Election Page –https://www.nape.ca/article/2021-nape-election-page/

To ensure the election process is following public health guidelines, the election itself will be run online/by phone.

These processes will also ensure that all members, regardless of their situation, will have the ability to fully participate in this election.

We will be sending out info from each candidate in the coming days.

Members will receive their voting package and Personal Identification Numbers (PINS) in the mail (electronically or physically) by March 19, 2021.

Voting commences at 8 am NST on March 24 and closes at 4:30 pm on March 31 NST.

NOTE: Please ensure your contact information on file is up to date by filling out our online form here: https://www.nape.ca/member-services/nape-membership-card-application/

TO:                              All NAPE Members

FROM:                        Reg Anstey, Chief Returning Officer

RE:                              CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Election of NAPE President and Secretary/Treasurer

DATE:                         February 19, 2021

In accordance with NAPE’s Constitution, nominations are invited for the positions of President and Secretary/Treasurer of NAPE.

A summary of timelines is below.

Election Rules and Procedures for the election can be found here – RULES AND PROCEDURES

To ensure the election process is following public health guidelines, both the nomination process and the election itself will be run electronically/by phone.

These processes will also ensure that all members, regardless of their situation, will have the ability to fully participate in this election – both in terms of putting themselves forward as candidates and/or voting.

Online Nomination Forms are available at: https://forms.gle/izdjzzTYfToBBy1SA  

Nominees can share the link above with each potential nominator.

Each nominator must submit a form at the link above. At least fifty (50) members in good standing (must have a registration card on file at NAPE Office) must submit nomination forms for their nominee of choice.

The deadline for submission of Nomination Forms is 4:30 p.m. (NDT) on March 1, 2021.

2021 NAPE Election Nominee Forms can be found here NAPE ELECTION NOMINEE FORM 

This form must be completed by those putting themselves forward for office and submitted to Gail at gquinlan@nape.ca by 4:30 p.m. (NDT) on March 1, 2021.

Questions about the Election should be sent to Gail at gquinlan@nape.ca or toll-free at 1-800-563-4442.

Reg Anstey

CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER

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2021 ELECTION OF PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY/TREASURER 

NOMINATION CRITERIA

Candidates running for the elected office of President or Secretary/Treasurer must meet the following minimal nomination criteria:

–          be a member of NAPE in good standing; must have a registration card on file at NAPE Office, and one who is eligible to run for the position under NAPE’s Constitution;

–          not accept a nomination for any other position being contested under a full membership vote process; and

–          have a total of not less than 50 NAPE members in good standing – must have a registration card on file at NAPE Office – fill out and submit an official nomination form.

–          pay a refundable nomination fee of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) prior to close of nominationCheques will be cashed.

–          Candidate’s two-page pamphlet must be submitted by March 8 in PDF format.  It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the information is accurate and complete.

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ACCLAMATION

If not more than one nomination is received for the position, the Chief Returning Officer shall, at the close of nominations, declare the person duly elected by acclamation.

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TIMEFRAMES FOR THE 2021 ELECTION OF NAPES

PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY-TREASURER (all times are NDT)

PRE-VOTE PERIOD

Election Call to be sent out by February 19, 2021.

Last day for Nominations is March 1, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

Last day to submit nomination papers is March 1, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

Last day to finalize the Voters’ List and provide a copy to the Elections Committee is March 8, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.  The Voters’ List may be modified up to 12:00 noon on March 30, 2021.

Last day for a candidate to submit his/her print-ready two-page pamphlet in PDF format to the Elections Committee for approval is March 8, 2021 – 4:30 p.m.

VOTING PERIOD

Members to be provided Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) by 4:30 p.m. – Friday, March 19, 2021.

Electronic/phone Voting commences at 8:00 a.m. – Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

Last day to receive Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) is 12:00 noon – Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

Voting ceases at 4:30 p.m.  – Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Voting results released at 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Last date for candidates to provide to the Chief Returning Officer disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures is 4:30 p.m. – Wednesday, April 14, 2021.