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UNAA Denver Convention: 2011 UNAA Electoral Commission Guidelines

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Posted July 5, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 3,860 views

     

To our Ugandans in the Diaspora Family, here are the guidelines for all the positions available during the UNAA Denver Convention Elections: A new board will be elected with your votes, and the following document outlines the guidelines for those who wish to run for office as UNAA Board of Directors and Regional Representatives.

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UNAA, a tax-exempt 501 (C) (3) organization, requires Board members who are qualified, able and willing to serve in a voluntary, unpaid capacity and to discharge their duties in full compliance with the Constitution of UNAA and with all the applicable federal and state/provincial laws of the United States of America and Canada.

In addition to being a person of good moral character, individuals seeking to become members of the board of directors, serve in positions of high authority and manage the finances of UNAA, must understand and be willing to accept the potential for a closer federal scrutiny of their business associations, legal status, and personal dealings. Therefore, the Electoral Commission has deemed it necessary to conduct a formal background check process going back 7 years for all candidates who are seeking to run for the following positions ONLY:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
1. PRESIDENT
2. VICE PRESIDENT
3. SECRETARY
4. TREASURER

SELECTED VENDOR TO CONDUCT UNAA-EC 2011 BACKGROUND CHECKS*:
Accurate Background, Inc.
Lake Forest, CA
800.216.8024
ISO 9001:2008 Certified

 

ELECTORAL COMMISSION PROCESS AND GUIDELINES

The following guidelines will help streamline the process of nominations and certification for election to the Board of Directors of UNAA. No one is considered to be an official candidate until he/she has, within the prescribed timeline, submitted the nomination documents, paid the required fees and has been cleared and certified by the Electoral Commission. To strengthen the electoral process, the Commission reserves the right to review and modify these guidelines.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR CANDIDATES

Candidates seeking to be elected for any position in UNAA must be members in good standing as stated by the UNAA Constitution:

3.1 (a): Full Membership:

Full membership shall be limited to a natural person 18 years or older who shall be a Ugandan by birth or descent (or a spouse of such person), who resides in North America or a citizen/permanent resident of a North American country regardless of where he or she lives and pays an annual membership fee. Full membership rights and benefits include the right to hold office and to vote, upon satisfying the requirements stipulated in articles 3.3 and 3.5 of these Bylaws

3.5: Members in Good Standing:

Members-in Good Standing in the Association (collectively referred to herein as the “Members” and individually as a “Member”) shall be those persons meeting the requirements for eligibility for membership in the Association set forth in Article 3.1.

6.13: Election:

Except for the Director of Finance, the Director of Development and the Director of Communications who shall be appointed by the Executive Committee with the advice and consent of the UNAA Council, all members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by eligible Members of the Association in accordance with the rules and guidelines that shall be determined by the Electoral Commission. Elections for the Executive Committee shall be held on the weekend of the Annual General Meeting.

POSITIONS FOR THE UNAA ELECTIONS DENVER 2011

7.5: Election: Each Member of the UNAA Council shall be elected by full members of the Association in his or her region as defined in Schedule A of this Constitution. Members aged 18 to 30 years resident in Canada shall elect the Representatives for Young Adults in Canada. Members aged 18 to 30 years resident in the United States of America shall elect the Representatives for Young Adults in the United States of America. Elections for the UNAA Council shall be held at a place and time that shall be determined by the UNAA Electoral Commission.

7.6: Number and size of regions: Following the adoption of this amended Constitution, the UNAA Council shall consist of six [6] members representing 6 regions of Canada; twelve [12] members representing 12 regions of the United States of America and four [4] representatives of Young Adults as detailed in Schedule A of this Constitution. A UNAA Region, which fails to elect a Representative, shall remain unrepresented on the UNAA Council until such time that it elects one.

The number and size of regions, which shall elect members of the UNAA Council.

There will be a total of 26 positions open for election. They are listed as follows:

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (4 Positions/Representatives)

PRESIDENT SECRETARY
VICE-PRESIDENT TREASURER

YOUTH REPRESANTATIVES- UNITED STATES ( 2 Positions/Representatives)

FEMALE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE USA ( AGE 18-30)
MALE YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE USA (AGE 18-30)

UNAA COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP BY REGION (USA)

NEW ENGLAND REGION – (1Position/Representative)

Vermont Massachusetts
New Hampshire Maine
Maine Rhode Island

MID-ATLANTIC REGION – (1Position/Representative)

New York
New Jersey
Connecticut

MID-ATLANTIC REGION – (1Position/Representative)

Pennsylvania Washington DC
Delaware Virginia
Maryland West Virginia

SOUTH EAST REGION— (1 Position/Representative)

North Carolina Georgia
South Carolina Alabama
Kentucky Tennessee
Mississippi Florida
Puerto Rico and all Caribbean Islands Georgia

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SOUTH-WEST REGION 1 – (1 Position/Representative)

Southern Texas Louisiana
Belize Costa Rica
Cuba El Salvador
Guatemala Honduras
Mexico Nicaragua
Panama

SOUTH-WEST REGION 2 — (1 Position/Representative)

Northern Texas
Oklahoma
Arkansas

GREAT LAKES REGION — (1 Position/Representative)

Illinois Indiana
Michigan Ohio
Wisconsin Minnesota

CENTRAL PLAINS REGION— (1 Position/Representative)

Nebraska Kansas
Iowa Missouri

ROCKY MOUNTAINS REGION – (1 Position/Representative)

New Mexico Colorado
Wyoming Utah
South Dakota North Dakota
Montana

NORTH PACIFIC REGION— (1 Position/Representative)

Idaho Washington
Alaska Oregon

SOUTH PACIFIC REGION 1- (1 Position/Representative)

Northern California Northern Nevada

SOUTH PACIFIC REGION 2- (1 Position/Representative)

Arizona Southern California
Hawaii Southern Nevada

UNAA COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP BY REGION (II) CANADA

Female Representative for Young Adults in Canada (1 position/Representative)
Male Representative for Young Adults in Canada ( 1 Position/Representative)

ATLANTIC REGION –  ( 1 Position/Representative)

Newfoundland & Labrador New Brunswick
•           Nova Scotia Greenland
•           Prince Edward Island Saint Pierre et Miquelon

CENTRAL REGION 1 –  (1 Position /Representative)

Eastern Ontario Quebec

CENTRAL REGION 2- (1 Position/Representative)

Northern Ontario Southern Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

PRAIRIES REGION –  (1 Position/Representative)

North West Territories Manitoba
Yukon Saskatchewan
Nunavut

MOUNTAIN REGION – (1 Position/Representative)

•           Alberta

PACIFIC REGION –  (1 Position/Representative)

•           British Columbia

 

DETAILS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT


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Ugandan Diaspora News Team

Ugandan Diaspora News Online is an independent, non political news portal primarily aimed at serving Ugandans who work and reside outside Uganda. Our aim is to be a one stop shop for everything Ugandan and the celebration of our Ugandan heritage.

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  1.  

    Good Job Ronnie!
    keep going

    Saeed
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