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INFORMATION FOR THE CONDUCT OF 2016 COUNCIL ELECTIONS

THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS (GHANA) ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

  1. Members in Good Standing
    • Total number of members in Good Standing is 4,005 as at June 30th 2016.
  2. Voters’ List
    • The Voters’ List would be based on the members in good standing.
  3. Plan of Voting
    • There would be 10 registration points based on the number ranges
      • E.g. 100001 – 100500
      • 100501 - 101000
    • Registration for the Annual General Meeting starts at 8.00am
    • As a member registers for the AGM, a ballot paper would be given to him/her.
    • The Chairman would give a brief education to members on the voting process before the voting starts.
  4. Duration of Voting
    • Voting is expected to start as soon as the AGM is formally opened by 9.00am
    • Voting ends at 12.00 noon
  5. Ballot boxes
    • Ballot boxes would be placed in front of the registration points
    • A member is expected to cast his/ her vote and place the ballot paper in the ballot box designated for his/her number range.
  6. Counting of Ballot papers / Votes
    • Counting of ballot papers would start as soon as voting ends
    • Counting would be done in the presence of the representatives of the candidates.
  7. Election Officers
    • Staff of Ghana Audit Service who are not members of the Institute, would be engaged as Polling Assistants.
  8. Valid Votes
    • Members are expected to choose at least 1 candidate and a maximum of 7 candidates.
    • Members must tick clearly in the box against the name of their preferred candidate(s).
  9. Invalid / Rejected Votes
    • A ballot paper would be rejected when:
    • a voter marks/ chooses more than 7 candidates
    • a voter fails to tick at least one vote
  10. Help Desk
    • A Help Desk would be provided for Members who need further clarifications on issues.
  11. Proxy Voting
    • There shall be No Proxy Voting