Voting Members for the 2016-17 Scouting Year
Scouts Canada has started the process to elect three (3) voting representatives from each Council to the Scouts Canada Annual Meeting. All registered Adults and Youth members 14 years and older should have received an email. The voting process is governed by Policy 1014. Information about the voting process, timelines, and frequently asked questions can be found at www.scouts.ca/elections
There are two main parts to this year’s process:
Call for Nominations
April 17 – May 16, 2016, at noon local time
Candidates to submit Candidates Statements to Deputy Elections Officer by May 23rd, 2016 at noon local time
Opens May 26th, 2016
Closes June 16th, 2016
Announcement of the results will be published on the Council Website June 26th
Council Voting Representatives shall serve in such capacity for a one (1) year period commencing on the date of their election and shall be deemed to be a Voting Member for all purposes of Scouts Canada’s By-law during their tenure as a Council Voting Representative, and are entitled to vote at such annual general meetings or special meetings of Members as shall occur during their tenure.
Call For Nominations
People who are interested in applying to be one of their Council’s Voting Representatives can download a Nomination form 2016 Council Nomination Form (Doc) 2016 Council Nomination Form (PDF)
A Candidate must:
Be an Ordinary Member and be registered and active with the Council that he or she proposes to represent; Be nominated in writing by 5 Ordinary Members who are registered with the same Council as the Candidate; Have attained the age of 14 years in the calendar year in which the election is conducted.
Please review the Requirements and Conditions listed on the Nomination Form.
Nominations must be submitted to the Scouts Canada Central Escarpment Council Deputy Election Officer via e-mail (email@example.com) no later than noon, Monday, May 16th, 2016
The voting uses the single transferable vote system. It is fairly simple for the voters; they simply rank the candidates in order of preference. There is a one minute YouTube video which explains STV. If you go there, you will see links to many more videos that discuss STV in more depth if you are interested. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebqYVlB0UP0
All Ordinary Members 14 years and older may participate in electing their Council’s Voting Representatives.
Voting will be online through MyScouts.ca; please ensure that your myscouts account has been setup. Detailed instructions as to how to vote will be sent out closer to the date of the election period.
For more information, please contact your Deputy Elections Officer, or the Scouts Canada Chief Elections Officer Chris Pike (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For Central Escarpment Council, the Deputy Elections Officer is David Wiebe and can be reached at email@example.com