Update from KAW Election office – No Election for KAW 2020 EC on January 19, 2020

Voting for 2020 KAW Executive Committee is not required as few candidates withdrew their nominations. Listed below are the elected candidates for each of the positions in 2020 KAW Executive Committee.

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Position

Candidates

1

President (1 Position)

Ojus John

2

Vice President (1 Position)

Viswanathan Changarath

3

Secretary (1 Position)

Jyothish Nair

4

Treasurer (1 Position)

Shibu P Baby

5

Joint Secretary (1 Position)

Jojo Chalissery

6

Joint Treasurer (1 Position)

Nimesh Sethumadhavan

7-11

Executive Committee Members (5 Positions)

Divya Gopalakrishnan*
George Daniel
Sabitha Brijesh*
Shibu K V
Vineetha Parammel*

12-13

Youth Executive Committee Members (2 Positions)

Gayatri Nair*
John Narikulam

*Women Candidates



The Election Office can be directly reached at kaweo2020@gmail.com should you have any questions.
KAW Election Office 2020 - Biju Skariah, Sonimon James, and Pramod Manjali

Announcement of Elections for the office bearers of KAW EC 2020

KAW Election office 2020 is hereby announcing elections for 3 positions for KAW 2020 Executive Committee to be held on January 19th 2020.
Names of Candidates for these 3 positions are listed below. More information regarding voting procedures and detailed profiles of the candidates will be shared in time.

KAW Election Rules
  1. All KAW members who are in good standing (membership renewed, and dues paid) as of 10/1/2019 (as documented in KAW bylaw) are eligible to vote. Each KAW member family can cast one vote per position.
  2. Voting hours will be from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Jan 19, 2020. Government issued ID/Driver’s License must be produced to verify identity.
  3. Named person on KAW membership or duly authorized family member can cast vote. If you are authorizing your family member to vote (Spouse/Adult Children as mentioned in the KAW bylaw), an authorization email naming the adult family member must be sent to of KAW Election office at kaweo2020@gmail.com latest by 5.00 pm on Saturday, Jan 18, 2020.
  4. One vote each for 2 Executive positions (Secretary and Joint Treasurer) and maximum 5 votes for Committee Members. Any ballots with more than the above-mentioned number for any position will be considered invalid for the specific position only.
  5. All decisions made by of KAW Election office 2020 for all matters related to Election, Voting, Counting and disputes if any, will be final and binding.
  6. A minimum of two women nominees will have to be elected with majority or stack rank of votes received
  7. Voting results along with vote count will be announced after the counting process

KAW Executive Committee Election 2020 Current Nomination List (in alphabetical order for each position):
  • Secretary
    • Joji Joseph
    • Jyothish Nair
  • Joint Treasurer
    • Binu Surendranath
    • Nimesh Sethumadhavan
  • Committee Members
    • Divya Gopalakrishnan
    • George Daniel
    • Sabitha Brijesh
    • Shibu K V
    • Vijay Narayan
    • Vineetha Parammel
The Election Office can be directly reached at kaweo2020@gmail.com should you have any questions.
KAW Election Office 2020 - Biju Skariah, Sonimon James, and Pramod Manjali

2020 EC Nominations

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Position

Candidates

1

President (1 Position)

Ojus John

2

Vice President (1 Position)

Viswanathan Changarath

3

Secretary (1 Position)

Joji Joseph
Jyothish Nair

4

Treasurer (1 Position)

Shibu P Baby

5

Joint Secretary (1 Position)

Jojo Chalissery

6

Joint Treasurer (1 Position)

Binu Surendranath
Nimesh Sethumadhavan

7-11

Executive Committee Members (5 Positions)

Divya Gopalakrishnan*
George Daniel
Sabitha Brijesh*
Shankar Menon
Shibu K V
Vijay Narayan
Vineetha Parammel*

12-13

Youth Executive Committee Members (2 Positions)

Gayatri Nair*
John Narikulam

*Women Candidates




Announcement of Elections for the office bearers of KAW for the Year 2020

An Election Office comprising of Pramod Manjali, Sonimon James, and Biju Skariah is constituted as per Article X Section I of the bylaws of Kerala Association of Washington for the smooth, independent, and autonomous conduct of the Elections of the office bearers of KAW for 2020.

The Election Office, as nominated by the Executive Committee of KAW, is pleased to invite nominations for the following positions for the year 2020. Please refer to the Bylaws of KAW for a description of the duties of office bearers.

Positions

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Position

Eligibility

1

President (1 Position)

Must have served KAW EC at least one year.

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

2

Vice President (1 Position)

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

3

Secretary (1 Position)

Must have served KAW EC at least one year.

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

4

Treasurer (1 Position)

Must have served KAW EC at least one year.

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

5

Joint Secretary (1 Position)

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

6

Joint Treasurer (1 Position)

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

7-11

Executive Committee Members (5 Positions)

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019.

12-13

Youth Executive Committee Members (2 Positions)

Must be a standing KAW member as of 10/1/2019; must be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive).

 

Note: Out of the first 11 positions, 2 positions must be held by female members.  The person you are nominating or self-Nominator must be a 2019 KAW member as of 10/01/2019 to be eligible for a place in the Executive Committee. This is based on the bylaw requirement that the nominee should be a standing member as of 10/1/2019.

You must be a 2019 KAW member as of 10/1/2019 to propose someone to the Executive Committee. This is based on the bylaw requirement that the proposer should be eligible for vote and should be a standing member as of 10/1/2019. The annual General Body meeting is on 1/19/2020.

Schedule

  • Dec 10, 2019 – Announce Election
  • Dec 29, 2019 – Deadline for accepting Nominations (by 5 PM PST Sunday, Dec 29 2019)
  • Jan 5, 2020 – Accepted names are published.
  • Jan 19, 2020 – Voting will be held (if necessary, if multiple nominations are submitted against the required positions), and the names of the new office bearers are announced during General body meeting.
How to Apply

If you wish to self-nominate, or nominate someone else (please refer to the eligibility criteria above), you may do so by clicking the link below:

https://kaow.org/nomination.html

Please note that the nominations must reach the Election Office on or before 5 PM PST, Sunday, December 29th, 2019.

What Do you Expect after you apply online.

Expect to receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of online submission. If you have not received any confirmation within 48 hours, please contact Election Office @ kaweo2020@gmail.com

Follow up

The Election Office can be directly reached at kaweo2020@gmail.com should you have any questions.

KAW Election Office 2020

  • Pramod Manjali
  • Sonimon James
  • Biju Skariah