You must be a regular member of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center (VRIC) to be eligible to vote. A regular member is defined as
Each voting regular member shall be entitled to vote once in the 2017 VRIC Board of Directors (BoD) elections.
New members whose membership start date is within 6 months of the elections date will not be eligible to vote.
Please review the membership list to confirm that you are registered. This list will be posted at VRIC.
The Election Committee will be verifying membership based off this list that the Board of Trustees (BoT) is responsible for maintaining. The Election Committee cannot change or update your membership or voting eligibility. If you have any questions about your membership and voting eligibility, please contact brother Ezazul Bakshi or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Election Committee consists of 3 non-elected members of VRIC who the BoT have selected to oversee the BoD elections process. Their responsibility is to ensure a fair and unbiased elections process, including but not limited to:
Their responsibilities DO NOT include:
The 2017 Election Committee consists of the following individuals. They can be contacted by email at email@example.com:
Brother Iqbal Mirza
Brother Imran Memon
Brother Tauseef Ansari
If you have been a voting member of VRIC for at least one year prior to the date of the 2017 election, you are eligible to be nominated for the BoD positions. That is, you must have been a voting member prior to December 14, 2016.
The list that the BoT will post at VRIC will specify which VRIC members are “BoD Eligible”, i.e. are eligible to be nominated for the BoD elections. If you have any questions about your eligibility for the BoD, please contact brother Ezazul Bakshi or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To qualify as a nominee, one must be nominated by a member and seconded by another member using a 2017 VRIC BoD Nomination Form. The nominators as well as the one who seconds the nominations shall be active members of VRIC. The nominee must meet the qualifications of the position. Each member can nominate up to a maximum of 4 eligible candidates.
All nominees must agree to undergoing a criminal background check. There are no exceptions to this.
The nomination forms must be submitted to the Election Committee 2 weeks prior to the proposed date of Election (in person or via email to email@example.com using the signed nomination form), i.e. Thursday November 30, 2017 until Isha prayer.
If you submit the nomination form via email, please ensure that the nominators and nominee information and signatures are clearly legible.
The BoD shall consist of 7 members. The 7 members will be comprised of 4 officers and 3 non-officers.
The elected BoD members shall hold a meeting within one week to elect from within themselves the four officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer, and such other officers as may be appointed in accordance with the provision of the By-laws.
After the 2017 elections, the 7 BoD positions shall be elected for two years.
VRIC will use paper ballot with names for the voting process. Voting will be allowed from after Isha prayer on the day of the election.
Members can vote for up to a maximum of 7 eligible nominees.
The results will be announced via email and posted on the bulletin board on the same day of the Election.
In case of a tie, the Election Committee will meet with the concerned candidates to discuss the results and to come to an amicable solution. If this does not resolve the issue, then a “run-off” elections will be held for the concerned candidates.
VRIC plans to have 1 independent observer overlooking the voting process on the day of elections.
Absentee voting or voting via email will start one week before Election Day, i.e. starting Thursday December 7, 2017. Absentee ballots will be accepted until Wednesday, December 13, 2017. The absentee ballot must be given to an Election Committee member in a sealed envelope or placed in the election safe box at VRIC. You can also send the ballot via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that you email a picture of your government issued ID as well.
Any government issued photo ID (e.g. US passport, Driver license, State ID and/or VRIC membership card)