ELECTIONS

The UNA holds elections to choose UNA Board Members for any seats that are up for re-election in the given year.

This year there are 6 candidates running for 2 Director positions. The elections are held on the same day and time as the AGM. This year the AGM was moved from November to January 9th, 2018 as a result of challenges to meet the required notice periods with mailing times.

 

For more information about this candidates, see the Candidate Profiles.
For more information about how to vote, see the Voters Guide.
For information about the by-laws and upcoming AGM, see the
AGM Notice and the Discussion Guide.

 

ELECTION TIMELINE

November 10, 2017 Candidates Announced – AGM adjourned to January 9th, 2018. Candidate profiles posted on the website.
November 18, 2017 Open House – Opportunity to ask questions about the proposed new by-laws
December 4, 2017 AGM & Election Package – Sent by mail to UNA Members
December 7, 2017 All Candidates Forum – Wesbrook Community Centre, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Moderator, Mike Feeley
January 9, 2018 AGM & Election Day Old Barn Community Centre, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

HOW TO VOTE

Election packages, including ballots, will be mailed to UNA Members on December 4th, 2017. If you are a UNA resident, and would like to vote in the upcoming election, you must become a member of the UNA prior to the AGM. If you are a member but did not receive an election package in the mail, you can pick one up at the UNA Office.

Election ballots may be mailed in advance or submitted at the AGM.

If mailed they must be received at the UNA office no later than 4:30 pm on January 9th. Ballots can also be submitted in person at the AGM by 7 pm on January 9th. Anyone wishing to deliver a ballot in person to the UNA may do so up to December 21st and from January 2nd to January 9th. The UNA main office will be closed from December 22nd to January 1st.

*Please note, ballots received via mail after the January 9th date will not be included in the count.

 

WHY WAS THE ELECTION DATE CHANGED?

The AGM date was changed to ensure proper representation of all residents in the upcoming election.

Given the volume of information this year with proposed new by-laws, we decided to separate the AGM notice from the election package. We discovered with the AGM notice that the mail was taking much longer than we had been advised, and it became apparent that there was a real risk that the election ballots may not be received in time for the AGM.

The Board met on November 2nd. Directors Cottle and Zhou recused themselves from the discussion and decision. After reviewing all the options the Board decided not to run the risk of receiving ballots after the AGM. A UNA news post was distributed to the UNA mailing list, alerting residents of the AGM date change.

We thank you for your patience and understanding around the AGM date change, and will continue to bring you updates through our website & emailing list.