NENA Elections 2019

Positions available for election in 2019

In 2019, NENA is holding elections for the following positions:

How will NENA's elections be managed?

  • The election of all positions is being carried out in accordance with the NENA Constitution, which is available on our website here.
  • All NOMINATIONS for election will be managed by the Secretary of NENA. Please email: election@neweconomy.org.au
  • All ELECTION processes - including our online 'postal ballot' processes and our AGM - will be managed, collated and reported by a third party, independent of the NENA Board of Directors.

Please scroll down for further information about nomination and election processes.

 

For information about the processes being followed for NENA’s 2019 Elections, please download a copy of the 2019 NENA Election Guide.

Timeline for 2019 NENA Elections

Date Action
8 July
  • Election guide available on NENA website.
  • Nomination forms and process information available on NENA website.
  • Official notice emailed to all members, inviting them to NOMINATE for Board of Directors, Strategic Directions Group or Participatory Group if they wish to do so.
20 August All nominations, for all positions, to be received by NENA Secretary
1 September
  • Formal notice of AGM sent to all NENA members.
  • AGM notice MUST include a list of all the people who have nominated for the Board and brief biographical information.
  • AGM notice will include: proxy forms and all details about the online 'postal vote' processes that will be available
Mid-September “Postal ballot” (online process) opened up for voting for Strategic Directions Group and Participatory Budget Group.  The NENA Constitution requires both Groups to be established prior to the 2019 AGM.

Independent third party Returning Officer will manage process

  Outcomes of SDG and PBG elections announced
“Postal ballot” (online process) opened up for voting for NENA Directions.  Independent third party Returning Officer will manage process leading up to, and during, the AGM
7 October AGM - newly elected SDG and PBG will assist with AGM

NENA Elections - Independent third party Returning Officer will manage election process for NENA Directors

Outcomes of elections for NENA Directors announced

NENA Board of Directors - nomination and election

The NENA Constitution requires there to be a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 9 Directors.
In accordance with Rule 4.4 of the NENA Constitution, in the 2019 elections (NENA’s first elections), half of the Founding Directors will step down, while the other half will stay on as Directors for another year.  This means that (1) three of the Founding Directors will stay in their positions and will not stand for election until 2020, and (2) nominations are invited for between two and six Director Positions.

How NENA members can nominate to stand for election as a Director

If you are interested in nominating for election as a NENA Director, please:

  1. READ our NENA Election Guide, especially ATTACHMENT 1, so you understand the role and responsibilities of a NENA Director.
  2. FILL OUT a Director Nomination Form, which you can copy and paste from ATTACHMENT 2 of the NENA Election Guide.
  3. ENSURE YOUR NOMINATION FORM IS SIGNED by you, and by two other current NENA Members.
  4. EMAIL your completed (and signed) nomination form to the NENA Secretary at: election@neweconomy.org.au by 20 August

Everyone who correctly nominates to stand for election as a NENA Director will be listed on the NENA Election Nominations webpage, so that all NENA Members can read about the nominees ahead of the elections and AGM.

When official notice is given about the NENA AGM, on 1st September, all nomination details will also be included in the notification documents.

Election process for NENA Directors

 

  1. Elections are not required if the number of nominees is equal to or less than total number of possible positions - If the number of nominees is equivalent to or less than the total possible number of nominees to fill all vacancies, the nominees will be declared elected at the AGM and any remaining vacancies will become casual vacancies (Rule 4.5(8)).
  2. Elections are required if the number of nominees exceeds the total possible number of vacancies, Rule 4.5(9) sets out how the election of directors must be conducted (please see the NENA Election Guide for details)

There are four ways NENA Members will be able to vote for the Board of Directors:

  • If you attend the AGM in person, you will be invited to submit your ballot in person, on the nominated forms.
  • If you cannot attend the AGM in person, but can attend via technology (Zoom) you will be invited to submit your ballot electronically, in ‘real time’ during the AGM, at the same time as those attending the AGM in person (Rule 5.1(3)).
  • If you are not able to attend the AGM in person, or via technology, you can vote PRIOR to the weeks before the AGM, via an online postal vote
  • Alternatively, you may vote by signing a directed or undirected member proxy, 48hrs before the AGM (see Rule 5, NENA Constitution for more details). You can send your proxy form to the NENA Secretary: election@neweconomy.org.au

 

NENA Strategic Directions Group (SDG)

In accordance with Rule 4.2 of the NENA Constitution, NENA is required to hold elections for the Strategic Directions Group before the first AGM (in October 2019).  This is so members of the SDG can play an active part in building the Annual Strategic Plan for NENA at the AGM and related discussions.

Please see the 2019 NENA Election Guide for further information about nominating for, and electing, the SDG.

How NENA members can nominate to stand for election onto the SDG

If you are interested in nominating for election as a member of the SDG, please:

  1. READ our NENA Election Guide, especially page 7 of the Guide, and ATTACHMENT 3, so you understand the role and responsibilities of the SDG.
  2. FILL OUT an SDG Nomination Form, which you can copy and paste from ATTACHMENT 4 of the NENA Election Guide.
  3. ENSURE YOUR NOMINATION FORM IS SIGNED by you, and by two other current NENA Members.
  4. EMAIL your completed (and signed) nomination form to the NENA Secretary at: election@neweconomy.org.au by 20 August

NENA Participatory Budget Group (PBG)

In accordance with Rule 4.2 of the NENA Constitution, NENA is required to hold elections for the Participatory Budget Group before the first AGM (in October 2019).

Please see the 2019 NENA Election Guide for further information about nominating for, and electing, the PBG.

How NENA members can nominate to stand for election onto the PBG

If you are interested in nominating for election as a member of the PBG, please:

  1. READ our NENA Election Guide, especially page 8 of the Guide, and ATTACHMENT 5, so you understand the role and responsibilities of the PBG.
  2. FILL OUT a PBG Nomination Form, which you can copy and paste from ATTACHMENT 6 of the NENA Election Guide.
  3. ENSURE YOUR NOMINATION FORM IS SIGNED by you, and by two other current NENA Members.
  4. EMAIL your completed (and signed) nomination form to the NENA Secretary at: election@neweconomy.org.au by 20 August

 

Need more information?

  • Please read our NENA Election Guide
  • Also read our NENA Constitution
  • For all questions about the NENA Elections, please email: election@neweconomy.org.au