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CEO's Letter: Information on next steps in the nominations and elections process

June 16, 2017

Dear Members,

The nomination deadline for elections to the Representative Assembly has now concluded. The tally of nominations can be found on the Governance webpage (bottom left side). Doctors of BC will send you the final list of nominees on June 24th, two days before elections begin. This delay is necessary to give all candidates sufficient time to either choose to continue with their candidacy or to withdraw their nomination.

Next steps – Nominations and Elections RA

  • June 24th, 2017 – you will receive a CEO’s Letter via email announcing the nominees for election to the Representative Assembly. The email will also contain information on where to access candidates’ campaign platforms and when and how to cast your vote.
  • June 26th, 2017 – you will receive an email from Everyone Counts Canada inviting you to cast your votes in the election for President-Elect and Representative Assembly Delegates. Voting continues until midnight July 24th, 2017, and members will be notified of results the following day.

Ensure you are eligible to vote

To be eligible to vote, you must be in “good standing” (i.e. have paid your 2017 membership dues) by the day the election opens. To pay your membership dues and/or to have questions answered about eligibility, e-mail benefits@doctorsofbc.ca or call 604-638-2927.

Nominations for the Board

In late July, you will receive a call to nominate candidates for the Board and for other key positions. All members are eligible to both nominate and be nominated for any of these positions; however, the Representative Assembly will elect these candidates at its first meeting in September. The positions are:

  •          Board Directors-at-Large (7 positions)
  •          Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the RA (2 positions)
  •          Members-at-Large to the Governance Committee (2 members)
  •          Members-at-Large to the Nominating Committee (3 members)

We will continue to keep you updated and informed on all important nomination and election information as we transition to our new governance model. If you have any outstanding questions on this process, please e-mail voting@doctorsofbc.ca.

Yours faithfully,

Allan Seckel
CEO