Saturday 5 November 2016

How do MSSA's elections work?

Getting ready to vote!

By now every member and registered player will be aware that MSSA shall be holding its elections on 4 December 2016.

But many members and registered players seem to be blissfully unaware of the process.

The process is:

It must be noted that clubs have the following voting strengths:
  • School clubs - one (1) vote for every ten (10) fully paid-up player, and
  • Other clubs - one (1) vote for every five (5) fully paid-up player
Where a candidate is unopposed, such candidate automatically assumes office.

Where there are two or more candidates standing for the same office (position), then a vote is held, and the person with the most votes gets the office (position).

However, it must be noted that a Registered Player may only be elected into one office. Even if a Registered Player has stood for many positions, in order to increase his/her chance of being elected, as soon as the Registered Player is elected into a position, all other nominations are vitiated and struck off the agenda.

Such rule ensures that no-one person has more than their fair share of the say.

It should be noted that all the positions on MSSA's Management Board are of a voluntary nature. Al positions are held because the office-bearers are enthusiastic and passionate about MSSA and the games for which it is the custodian

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