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Electronic Voting

Updated: Mar 6, 2021

In case you missed the news, any contested election of the Trust Board will now include the facility for members to vote online using the Election Runner platform. 

Following the Trust Review and recommendations from the membership, the 2020 Trust Board Election will be the first to use electronic voting, should a contested election be required. The Election Runner software package will provide access to the voting platform for all members via email and will make voting in the Trust elections easier than ever before for those of you on the Trust e-mailing list.

There are still a small number of members (around 5%) for which we do not have email addresses. Therefore, for any 2020 election a paper ballot will be provided for those members. Feedback on Election Runner from the membership focus-group commented on its ease of use and the useful organisation of all the information needed to make decisions on who to vote for. A succinct how-to guide will be produced and shared in next month's newsletter, so please do look out for that.

Nominations for the Exeter City Supporters Society Ltd Trust Board

Now is your opportunity if you would like to seek nomination for election as a Trustee of the Exeter City AFC Supporters Society Ltd. The following Trustees are standing down at the 2020 AGM:

· Mark Cordell

· Douglas Gillard

· Nick Hawker

· Peter Martin

Under Trust Rule 49 Nick Hawker, Doug Gillard and Pete Martin have all reached the end of their three year terms on the Trust Board. Additionally Mark Cordell has volunteered to step down under Trust Rule 51 which states that one third of Trustees must resign each year. All four of them may seek nomination for the Trust Board this year should they decide they want to.

To assist in helping you decide if you wish to seek nomination to stand for election, an information pack that explains the role of a Trust Board member and the Election Campaigning Policy can be found here along with the arrangements for completing a valid nomination form.

Nominations should be despatched to arrive with the Returning Officer no later than noon on October 17, 2020.

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