Notice of Annual Elections for 2017 Board of Directors

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[Majlis-e-Shura] (Term Effective 1/1/2018-12/31/2019)

By Allah’s Grace another calendar year is about to end. According to Bylaws of the Islamic Center of Naperville, we must hold elections each year to elect replacements for the members whose term would be expiring at the end of the year; and elect new members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS for the next two years.

As members of ICN, it is our privilege and obligation to participate in this ongoing process of determining our leadership.

InSha Allah, this year’s elections will be held on three days as follows:

  • On Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 12 PM¬†¬†Electronic Voting will begin. Please see the Electronic Voting Procedures (Electronic voting procedures will be emailed to eligible members).
  • On Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 2:00 PM All voting will end.
  • Voting in person will be available on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at both ICN locations and also on Saturday, December 16, 2017, from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at ICN Ogden ONLY.
    In-person voting will be via electronic only and no paper ballot.

 

Eligibility to Vote:
To be eligible to vote you must be a Voting Member in good standing who has paid his/her current year’s ICN membership dues in full by five days prior to election day which would be December 8, 2017 midnight.

NOMINATORS AND NOMINEES WILL BE REQUIRED TO CLEAR THEIR MEMBERSHIP DUES AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING THEIR NOMINATION FORMS AND ACCEPTING THE NOMINATION, RESPECTIVELY.

References to ICN Bylaws — ARTICLE IV, Section 1 – Members & ARTICLE VI, Section 4 – Eligibility for Elections, Section 9 – Electronic Voting — are provided

Nomination Form:
Click here to download the Nomination Form.
The deadline for submitting Nomination Forms is by ‘Isha on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Election Timeline:
Click here to download the Election Timeline.

Important:
You are allowed to nominate a maximum of 5 candidates ONLY. Nominations over 5 candidates will be rejected. Election Committee’s decision shall be final in this regard.

Spouse Voting
Spouses cannot vote in behalf of each other. Please honor this rule, especially since we are providing an Electronic Voting Facility.

Suggestions / Complaints
We are striving to make the process as user-friendly, efficient, fair and robust as possible, Insha’Allah! Despite our best efforts, if you think we can do better please feel free to fill out the suggestion form available at ICN Masajid and drop it in the suggestion box.

Absentee Ballots
Due to introduction of ELECTRONIC VOTING, there will be no Absentee Ballot provision for 2017.

REMINDER: Membership fee is $50 for each individual (there are no family memberships any more). Payments should be made specifically for the purpose of membership. Membership payment Link

Sincerely,
The ICN Election Committee, 2017
elections@icnmasjid.org

2017-11-19T18:55:05+00:00