The Election Committee just met and discussed the issue of legal advice.
184.108.40.206. The Board shall be responsible for all legal aspects of the Association.
6.4. Election is to be conducted by an Election Committee of three members, of whom one shall not be a member of the Executive Committee or the Board. One of them will be the Chairperson. The Election Committee is responsible for receiving nominations, verifying eligibility of nominees and conduct of the elections. Nominations shall be in writing, which shall include a statement of the nominee’s willingness to serve and the signature of the proposer. Members of the Election Committee shall not contest in the election. A member of the Association shall not contest for more than one position on the Executive Committee or the Board in a given year. The deadline for closure of nomination shall be one week prior to the Election Day and the deadline for withdrawal of nomination shall be three days prior to the scheduled election. Floor nomination for a position on the Executive Committee or the Board shall be admissible only in the absence of a nomination for that position.
It is the responsibility of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee to determine eligibility of candidates such as membership requirements.
If any legal opinion is sought, it is the sole responsibility of the Board, to initiate and get such legal opinion.
If such an investigation is initiated prior to announcing the results, the Election Committee will withhold any election results till there is additional clarity.
Since the Election Committee received a detailed complaint from the President of the organization, it is imperative that the Board takes appropriate action including seeking legal opinions.
Election Committee is a voluntary committee to conduct elections only and does not have the bandwidth for any other issues.
TAGDV Executive Committee, please forward this communication to the General Body.
TAGDV Election Committee 2023 – Chair