2016 Annual Elections for the Board of Management
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CRICKET ASSOCIATION
2016 ANNUAL ELECTIONS FOR THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
The voting period for the 2016 Annual Elections for the Board of Management concludes on Thursday, 15 September.
If you need further information or have any questions, please contact CorpVote on:
Telephone: 1300 147 797
Candidate Statements are posted to all voting members with their ballot papers and published on the online voting portal. Their provision is voluntary and, therefore, does not affect the validity of nomination forms. In 2016, candidates have the option to include website and social media links of their choice as a component of their statements. The addresses will not be counted with the 250-word limit and will be published as live-links on the online voting portal.
In accordance with Rule 33.7(a) of the SACA Constitution, any statement made by a candidate in support of their election must be approved by the Chief Executive. The Candidate Statements from the 2011 and 2014 elections are provided here as examples of Statements that were approved.
SACA Board of Management Nominee Q&A 2016
What is the deadline that the Returning Officer must receive nominations by?
Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer by 4pm on Monday 1 August 2016. They can be delivered in person, emailed or posted.
Keith Bradshaw, Returning Officer, SACA Board of Management Elections;
Post to: SACA, PO Box 545, North Adelaide SA 5006;
Deliver to: SACA, Level 2 Riverbank Stand, Adelaide Oval;
What are the rules about completing the form?
In accordance with SACA’s Constitution, nominations must be in writing. Nomination forms must be completed in pen and alterations to the nomination form will only be valid if specifically, initialed.
Who is retiring?
In 2016, the three vacancies will be created by the retirement of Robert Hill Smith, Adrian O’Dea (board appointee to casual vacancy created by retirement of John Bannon) and Caroline Rhodes (board appointee to casual vacancy created by retirement of Andrew Sincock). In accordance with SACA’s Constitution, all three are eligible for re-election.
Where were the advertisements?
Advertisements will be published in the Advertiser on Saturday 16 July, Thursday 21 July and Saturday 10 September 2016.
Where are the nomination forms?
Only eligible SACA Members can nominate hence, nomination forms must have requested from SACA. Please ask to speak to the Chief Executive’s Executive Assistance, Vicki Jones or SACA’s Membership Manager, Kerrin Webber. Forms can be collected on person or emailed on request.
Telephone: 08 8300 3816
Who can nominate and propose?
Each nominee must be a Full Member or a Country Member of the SACA, and must be proposed by two SACA Members with voting rights (i.e. a member who is a Full Member, Country Member, Honorary Life Member, Life Member, Tenured Member, Honorary-Services Rendered or a member of a Committee of Management of the SACA).
Why does the form ask for date of births?
By requesting three unique identifiers (member card number, post code and date of birth) for the proposer, seconder and nominee, SACA is able to accurately confirm each of these persons is a SACA Member as is required by the SACA Constitution.
Incomplete nomination forms will not be accepted. The Returning Officer will use best endeavours to return any incomplete nomination forms to Nominees accompanied by advice about what needs to be done to complete the form. However, SACA accepts no responsibility for incomplete forms and lodgement deadlines will not be altered to receive incomplete then subsequently valid nomination forms.
Are the 250-word Candidate Statements and photos compulsory?
No. Candidate Statements are posted to all voting members with their ballot papers and published on the online voting portal. Their provision is voluntary and, therefore, does not affect the validity of nomination forms. Candidates will have the option to include website and social media links of their choice as a component of their statements. The addresses will not be counted with the 250-word limit and will be published as live links on the online voting portal.
When will an election be called?
Should more than the required number of candidates be nominated to fill the vacancies, an election by ballot will be conducted. The Returning Officer will advise nominees if a ballot is required by email on Tuesday 2 August 2016.
Online voting portal
Should a ballot be required eligible voters will be able to lodge their votes by post and via an online voting portal. All the information about how to vote will be posted and/or emailed to SACA Members if an election is required.
Who will manage the online voting and is it secure?
If required, the ballot will be administered by CorpVote, an experienced and independent election service provider. Detailed information will be included in the Election Pack sent to all eligible members.
If a ballot is required, CorpVote will scrutineer the counting of it on SACA’s behalf. Each candidate may also appoint a scrutineer or scrutineers to attend the counting of the votes which will be undertaken at the CorpVote Offices in Melbourne. Each candidate is permitted to have one scrutineer present at any one time, and each must sign a Confidentiality Agreement.