Election Eligibility Policy

WOODSWORTH HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE, INC.

ELECTION ELIGIBILITY POLICY

Passed at the September 14, 2005 GMM

The purpose of this policy is to set forth the conditions under which Woodsworth Housing Co operative will determine a member would have a conflict of interest.

ELECTIONS:

A member would be considered ineligible for election under the following circumstances:

Arrears Committee:

A member, who accepts a nomination for election to the Arrears Committee or is standing on said committee, has fallen into arrears, and fails to make arrangements for repayment or refuses to honour a repayment agreement.

Grievance Committee:

A member, who accepts a nomination for election to the Grievance Committee or is standing on said committee with an outstanding, has an unresolved grievance against him/her and refuses to resolve the matter.

Membership Committee:

A member, who accepts nomination for election to the Membership Committee or is standing on said committee, is in default of any part of the Membership Policy which sets out their criteria for a member in good standing.

Board of Directors:

A member, who accepts nomination for election to the Board of Directors or is standing as a member of the Board, is in default of the Organizational By-Law which sets out the terms of eligibility for a Director of the Board or is in default of any other contractual agreement with the Co op.

If a member finds himself/herself in any of the foregoing circumstances, then they will automatically become ineligible to stand for election unless the situation can be resolved immediately and to the satisfaction of the Co-op and its members.

NOMINATION FORM – 2005

All candidates are asked to complete this form as affirmation of
eligibility and acceptance of the nomination. Candidates
accepting nomination from the floor at the AGM must sign a
Nomination Form at the meeting, affirming that they are eligible
for the position as defined below.

Please place the completed Nomination Form in the Election Committee Mail Slot in the Member’s Computer Room on the 2th Floor or leave it at Apt. #508 before 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10th, 2005 – Election Date.

MY NAME IS:

I am running for:

I am a member and reside at: (address)

I affirm that I am eligible to run for the above position, and that I have read the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility requirements for election for the Board of Directors, as set out in the Organizational By-Law, Article IV (3).

I am a member of the Woodsworth Co-op Housing;

I am 18 years of age or older;

I am mentally competent;

I am not an employee of Woodsworth Co-op;

I am not presently in undischarged bankruptcy;

I am not in arrears with the co-op; or I am adhering to my repayment plan as agreed with the Co-op; and

I am not in default under the Occupancy Agreement (including minimum participation requirements defined therein), or any other contractual agreement with the co-op.

Eligibility requirements for election for the Arrears Committee, Grievance Committee, or Membership Committee:

I am a member of the Woodsworth Co-Operative Housing;

I am 18 years of age or older;

I am mentally competent;

I am not an employee of Woodsworth Co-Op Housing;

I am not in default under the appropriate section of the Conflict of Interest Policy;

I am not in default under the Occupancy Agreement (including minimum participation requirements defined therein).

Eligibility requirements for election for all other available positions:

I am a member of the Woodsworth Co-Operative Housing;

I am 18 years of age or older;

I am mentally competent;

I am not an employee of Woodsworth Co-Op.

I, the undersigned, confirm my eligibility for election at the Woodsworth Housing Co-op elections held on Thursday, November 10th, 2005.

 

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