MPAC Officer Election 2019: Election Process

Posted by on November 6, 2019

  • 2020 Nominees (in alphabetical order; the offices of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person):
  • President – Bronwyn Nichols Lodato
  • Vice President – Donald McGruder, Genora Stone
  • Secretary: Radiah Smith-Donald, Myriam Weaver
  • Treasurer – Mary Anton, Radiah Smith-Donald

1)     The election will be held at the November Monthly Meeting: November 13, 2019 at the Washington Park Refectory: 5531 S Russell Dr.  This location has been identified in collaboration with the Chicago Park District – thank you for understanding the importance of holding the November meeting in a larger space.

2) The overall meeting agenda is currently planned as follows:

  • 6:30-7pm – Standard agenda, abbreviated
  • 7-7:15pm – Election process, nominations from the floor (nominees and nominators must be voting members of MPAC)
  • 7:15-7:35p – Candidate statements, 2 minutes apiece.  As stated in the motion made and carried at the October meeting, all nominees are to make a statement describing ‘What they intend to do if elected”.
  • 7:35-8:30p – Voting.  Voting will close at 8:30p or after the last eligible voting member has cast their ballot – whichever occurs later.  Please note: Votes from members arriving after 8pm will not be counted.

3) Ballots will be prepared in advance and provided at the election.  Each candidate who was nominated according to the MPAC Nomination Process will have his/her name included on the prepared ballot.  A blank line will be included for each office to allow for candidates nominated from the floor.

4) Voting requirements: To be eligible to vote, one must be a) a voting member of MPAC (membership form on file with MPAC and attending at least second meeting in the last 12 months), and b) present at the November meeting by 8pm.  Meeting attendance each month is determined by the meeting sign-in sheets.

5) Voting process: Voting members will check in to confirm eligibility and receive a ballot.  Ballots are anonymous.  Each voter will receive one ballot and must complete the ballot on the spot and then deposit it in the ballot box.  Voters may not pick up a ballot and return later to submit it. 

6) Attendees will be selected at random until three volunteers have been identified to join the officers and help with voter check-in and ballot distribution.

7) A representative from the Chicago Park District will be present and will tabulate the votes.  Officers will remain until the vote count is complete.

8) As per the bylaws, the election results will be announced at the next meeting: December 11, 2019. (Article 6, Section 5, Part C)

Questions?  – Contact MPAC (midwaypac@gmail.com) or one of the officers.

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