Vacant seats, due to excessive absences or resignation, may be
filled at the regular election or filled at
a special election called during the year.
Eligibility to Run
To be eligible to run for a trustee
seat, candidates must be eligible by and including the regular February meeting,
must be a Member, and must have attended
3 of the LJCPA's meetings in the preceding 12-month period (March 2015
through February 2016, inclusive.)
The LJCPA's February 4th meeting was the deadline to
announce candidacy and be listed on the ballot.
Write-in candidates are allowed but must meet eligibility
Pursuant to the LJCPA bylaws
the election process is as follows:
- Only Members will be allowed to vote.
If your Membership expires 2/28/2016
you are not eligible to vote.
- Proxy voting is not allowed.
- No electioneering within 90 feet of polls. No materials may be left
in the polling room.
- Must provide proof of identity.
- Write-in candidates must meet eligibility requirements.
- You can vote for up to 8 individuals or you can vote for less. Ballots
with more than 8 individuals marked will not be counted.
The Election Committee will open the polls at 3:00 pm and
close at 7:00 pm. Upon closing the polls the ballots will be counted. The tally
will be presented to the President who as soon as practical will certify and
announce the results during the March LJCPA meeting.
The challenge period for the election results is one week.
New Trustees shall be seated in April at the start of the regular meeting
in order to allow their full participation as Trustees at the April LJCPA meeting.
Our elections are run by volunteers, please follow their guidance and
take a moment to thank them for their time.