2011 NSWNA Election Of General Secretary, Assistant General Secretary and Councillors (21)

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Pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act 1996, and the Regulation thereunder, the Electoral Commissioner for New South Wales will be the Returning Officer for the 2011 election of the Council of the New South Wales Nurses??? Association.

Nominations

Nominations in writing are invited on and from Wednesday 23 February 2011 for the following positions:

General Secretary (1 to be elected)

Assistant General Secretary (1 to be elected)

Councillors from the Committee of Delegates (21 to be elected)

All persons who are financial members of the Association at the date of calling of nominations (ie: Wednesday 23 February 2011) and who have been continuously financial for the preceding two years shall be eligible to nominate for election to the offices of General Secretary or Assistant General Secretary.

Candidates for the positions of Councillor are required to be Delegates to the Committee of Delegates elected in accordance with the Rules of the Association as at the calling of nominations.

Note: A person may nominate for one position only.

Nomination forms and Statutory Declaration in Support of Candidature forms may be obtained from the New South Wales Electoral Commission, telephone (02) 9290 5947 or from the New South Wales Electoral Commission’s website,

www.elections.nsw.gov.au or from the New South Wales Nurses’ Association, 50 O’Dea Avenue, Waterloo 1300 367 962.

Close of nominations

Nominations must be received by the Returning Officer, New South Wales Electoral Commission not later than Noon, Monday 2 May 2011. They may be hand delivered to the New South Wales Electoral Commission, level 25, 201 Kent Street Sydney; posted to PO Box 693 Grosvenor Place, NSW 1220; or faxed to (02) 9290 5292.

Any defect in a nomination must be rectified by the candidate prior to the close of nominations. A candidate may only withdraw his/her nomination in writing so as to be received by the Returning Officer prior to the close of nominations.

Should more than the required number of nominations be received a draw will be conducted to determine the order of candidates’ names on the ballot paper at the New South Wales Electoral Commission at 11.00am, Tuesday 3 May 2011. Candidates or their representatives are invited to witness the draw.

Voting

If the election is contested, a postal ballot will be conducted to close at Noon, Tuesday 21 June 2011. All members of the New South Wales Nurses’ Association financial as at Noon, Monday 2 May and entitled to vote will be sent a ballot paper on Monday 23 May 2011.

The poll will close at Noon, Tuesday 21 June 2011 and be counted at 9.00am, Wednesday 22 June 2011.

The method of voting to be observed for this election will be optional preferential for the positions of General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary and multi-optional preferential for the position of Councillor.

The result of the election will be posted on the New South Wales Electoral Commission’s website,

www.elections.nsw.gov.au

Members should ensure that the Association is aware of their current residential address as voting material will be posted to each member’s residential address.

Any enquiries concerning this election should be directed to Karen Whale at the New South Wales Electoral Commission, telephone (02) 9290 5947 or 1300 135 736.

NOTE: The NSW Nurses’ Association has indicated that it proposes to publish details in support of candidature in respect of each candidate in the May issue of The Lamp. No information in respect of candidates will be sent with electoral material.

Colin Barry,

Returning Officer