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Terms of Reference
By-Law X – Elections
1. Committee on Elections
There shall be a Committee on Elections which shall be chaired by CPA's Chief Executive Officer. The Past-President and the Chair of Sections shall serve as members of the Committee on Elections.
The function of the Committee on Elections is to supervise the receipt and counting of election ballots. Election ballots shall be received at Head Office by designated date to accompany the ballot.
The Chair of the Committee on Elections shall fix a date for the counting of the ballots. The Chief Executive Officer (or her/his designate) and the Past-President and Chair of Sections (or their designate(s)) shall count the ballots.
The Chair of the Committee on Elections shall inform the successful and unsuccessful candidates of the election results.
The Chair of the Committee on Elections shall make a report to the Annual General Meeting on the outcome of the elections.
2. Voting by Mail
At least two months before the date of the next Annual Meeting, the election ballot shall be forwarded to all Fellows and Members at their last known post office address. Each Fellow and Member may return the said ballot to the Chair of the Committee on Elections, within thirty days of such forwarding, indicating the choice of candidates for President-Elect, Director and any other vacancies on the Board of Directors which may exist. No person may be elected to more than one office or directorship.
Where there are two candidates for the office of President-Elect or any for the position of any Director, as well as any other vacancy for which candidates have been nominated, the candidate for those offices who receives the greatest number of votes cast, shall be thereupon declared elected.
Where there are more than two candidates for the office of President-Elect or any for the position of Director, as well as any other vacancy for which candidates have been nominated, the following voting procedures shall be followed:
(i) For each position the election ballot shall list all candidates.
(ii) For each position each Fellow and Member may rank from the list of candidates not more than three candidates, using "1", "2" "3" ("1" being the most preferred one).
(iii) The rank "1" gives three points, the rank "2" two points and the rank "3" one point.
(iv) For each position the Committee on Elections shall add the points for each candidate. The candidate with the highest number of points shall be thereupon elected.
The decision of the Committee on Elections with respect to the validity of ballots received and votes cast shall be final.
3. Taking Office
The President-Elect and Directors elected by the procedure provided in this By-Law shall take office immediately after the final adjournment of the Annual Meeting next following their election.