Bylaws Update 2017

Bylaws Update 2017




SECTION 1 The Board of Directors shall be elected by popular vote of all chapter members. The term in office shall consist of one year commencing on January 1st, except as provided for in section 2 of this article. Each general member in good standing is entitled to one vote.

SECTION 2 Board elections shall be held in December, unless a majority of the Board votes to change the date. In no event may the election be held less than eleven, nor more than thirteen, months after the preceding the Board election. The Board is required to notify the membership of the upcoming election no less than three months before it is held.

SECTION 3 Members may be nominated for Board positions at the chapter meetings beginning three months prior to the elections. Members may nominate themselves for a Board position. For the nominee to be included on the ballots, the nomination should be done at least one month prior to the elections.

SECTION 4 To be eligible for a position on the Board of the Los Angeles Chapter of ISSA, a member must meet these requirements: the member must be a regular dues paying member of the LA Chapter of ISSA; the member must be in good standing and have paid their dues for the current year; the member must have been present at a minimum of six LA Chapter monthly meetings dating from the last election. Attendance at Board meetings or at annual conferences sponsored by the chapter count toward the attendance requirement.

SECTION 5 Elections will either take place at the general meeting via paper ballots or electronically.

SECTION 6 If paper ballots are used, then a Nominating Committee will be selected to facilitate fair elections.

  1. The Nominating Committee shall consist of at least two members in good standing as selected by the Board of Directors at a meeting two months before the elections. Members in good standing may volunteer for this function.
  2. The Nominating Committee chairman shall prepare and distribute election ballots at the annual election meeting. The Nominating Committee shall count the votes that are received and provide the results to the Secretary. Election results shall be announced to the membership by the Secretary at the end of the annual election.

SECTION 7 If electronic ballots are used, then the Board Secretary or VP will act as the main contact with the selected provider:

  1. The selected provider must manage all aspects of the election
  2. The elections will be open for a period of 2 weeks
  3. The Board Secretary will provide a listing of current chapter membership to the provider and vet the nominee’s qualifications as outlined in SECTION 4
  4. Upon conclusion of the elections, the provider shall publish and distribute the results to the Los Angeles Chapter of ISSA membership

SECTION 8 In the event of a tied vote, the tied candidates may, at their choice, make an agreement as to which one of them will take the position. If they are not willing to do this, further votes will be held until one candidate either wins or withdraws.