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Elections Commission Mandate 2019

Whereas the General Assembly asserting its role as the highest decision-making organ after the establishment of the organization approved the formation of an Interim Administration in 2015 with a mandate to create the conditions for general elections in the soonest possible time;

Whereas the Vancouver 2018 Convention resolved and mandated the holding of the first General Elections in the Month of July 2019 to be followed by the conduct of regular general elections periodically consistent with the Constitution of the Federation of Liberian Associations in Canada,

Whereas the General Assembly asserting its role as the highest decision-making organ after the establishment of the organization approved the formation of an Interim Administration in 2015 with a mandate to create the conditions for general elections in the soonest possible time,

Whereas the Administration acting on its mandate constituted the Elections Commission and submitted its recommendations enshrined in these guidelines;

Whereas the regional vice presidents endorsed the recommendations for the composition of the Elections Commission and furthermore mandated the Elections Commission to proceed with the electoral process,

And now therefore, consistent with the constitution and mandate of the Interim Administration, the Commission presents the following as a framework for the conduct of FLAC Elections 2019.

General Elections Guidelines 2019

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019

Time: 1pm Eastern Standard Time

Location: Windsor, Ontario

Positions

The positions to be contested are President, Vice President, General Secretary and Treasurer.

Qualification and Requirements

Candidates

Consistent with CHAPTER XXI and XX11, candidates for office must be a registered member meeting all membership requirements for a period of at least two years with the Federation through their local community association.

  • Submit a written letter of Application

  • Obtain clearance through a written letter from their local community association confirming that they are in good standing

  • Pay the appropriate Application Fee to the Treasurer of FLAC and submit a receipt of the payment to the Commission

Voters

  • In keeping with CHAPTER XXI and XXII, eligible voters shall include members of the federation who have maintained good standing for at least one year through their local leadership

  • Be resident of a city or Area (to be validated by the local leadership) that is an eligible member of FLAC

Application Procedure

  • Submit a letter of application to the Commission no later than May 31, 2019 by email: flac.liberia@gmail.com

  • Submit Payment Receipt to the Commission consistent with the timeline provided

  • Submit a clearance letter of good standing from local community organization

  • Respond to the Commission’s follow up inquiry, if necessary, in a timely fashion

Application Fees

  1. President: $500

  2. Vice President: $500

  3. General Secretary: $250

  4. Treasurer: $250

Timeline & Schedule

  • Release of Elections Guidelines ...... February 28, 2019

  • Deadline for Submission of Applications and Requirements......... May 31, 2019

  • Release of Qualified Candidates.........……………………………………………. June 07, 2019

  • Campaigning............………………………………………………………………………….. June 10 – July 18, 2019

  • First Publication of Voter’s Roll ...........................................……………… July 01, 2019

  • Final Publication of Voter’s Roll .........................................………………. July 10, 2019

  • Pre-Elections Gathering .........................................................……………. July 19, 2019

  • Release Debate Format...............................................................……….. July 10, 2019

  • Debate ..............................................................................…………………….. July 20, 2019

  • Elections/Polling .................................................................…………………. July 20, 2019

  • Announcement of Certified Results ………………………………………………..July 20, 2019

Elections Commission

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James Wright

Chairman - Windsor

Ali Beyan Clarke

Member - Manitoba

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Benjamin Ngungkpani

Member - Edmonton

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William Tomwell Chea

Member - Edmonton