The term of office of the current Executive Council comes to an end on 30th April 2020, it is therefore necessary to hold an election to elect the new council to hold office from 1st May 2020 to 30th April 2023.
The timetable for the election was agreed as follows:
Invite branches to submit candidates contact details/statements w/c 21st October 2019
Deadline for receipt of candidate details/statements 12 noon Monday 18th November 2019
Despatch of Nomination Forms w/c 16th December 2019
Christmas – office closure 24th December 2019 – 1st January 2020
Eligibility to vote cut-off date 31st December 2019
Nominations Period Thursday 2nd January – Friday 7th February 2020
Deadline for Receipt of Nominations 12 noon Wednesday 12th February 2020
Deadline for Acceptance and Receipt of Election Address 12 noon Wednesday 19th February 2020
Voting Period 30th March to 28th April.
Voting Papers Despatched 30th March to 1st April 2020
Easter – office closure 10th April – 13th April 2020
Deadline for Voting papers to be returned to the Independent Scrutineer 12 noon Tuesday 28th April
Verification of count 29th and 30th April.
New EC takes office 1st May 2020
New EC Meets 1st to 5th June 2020