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 Wednesday, December 22, 2016 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 24, 2016, at 2:00 PM All voting will end.
Voting in person will be available on Friday, December 23, 2016, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM at both ICN locations and also on Saturday, December 24, 2016, 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 16, 2016 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
PLEASE NOTE: Those persons who were members in 2015 but did not pay their dues for 2016 are normally (old interpretation of bylaws) not eligible to be nominated for membership on the Board of Directors. However, if they pay their 2015 dues along with their 2016 dues, their names will be added back to the “eligible to be nominated” category.
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.
Important: You are allowed to nominate only ONE slate of candidates, you may NOT nominate a second slate of candidates. If the Election Committee determines that this rule was violated, it will reject all nominations received from such person(s). Therefore, it is important that you be careful in following the process of nominating.
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 2016.