By-law amendments adopted; new deadlines for election
Posted on July 13, 2017 by Admin
By-law amendments were adopted at last night's board meeting that alter the date of the Annual Meeting and the deadlines for candidate nominations. Online voting was also approved.
The Annual Meetings will now be held on the first Wednesday in October (instead of the second Wednesday in September). 
The deadline to submit a nomination is now Sept. 15 (instead of mid July).
The deadline to submit candidate info to be included in the printed and online newsletter is Aug. 15 (inclusion in newsletter is not a requirement for candidates; it is optional). 
Candidate bios/statements will also be posted on the RFCA website and official social media platforms, such as Facebook. The deadline to submit bios/statements for online posting is two days before online voting begins. 
Online voting will take place for one week immediately prior to the Annual Meeting, Monday to Monday. For instance, the next Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 4, 2017. Online voting will therefore be open from Sept. 25 to Oct. 2.
Paper ballots will still be accepted in person at the Annual Meeting, and the online and paper ballots will be combined for final tallies. The online vote totals will not be shared ahead of the Annual Meeting. 
Another proposed amendment that would allow residents to vote in the election even if they haven't paid dues was postponed to allow time to investigate questions regarding the legal implications of this change. 
The amendments can be viewed here
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