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KCCNA Election Rules

 

KCCNA ELECTION – 2019

RULES & REGULATIONS

 

a.       There is only one ballot, listing for all national level offices.

 

b.      There are separate ballots for Regional Vice Presidents.

 

c.       Names on the ballots are listed in the alphabetical order of the last name of the candidates.

 

d.      No duplicate ballots shall be given to any voter.

 

e.       Put an “X” or “inside the column against the name of the candidate you choose to vote for.

 

f.        Election Commission will provide materials for voting.

 

g.       Voters must provide a picture ID (Drivers License, State ID, or Passport) at the time of voting.

 

h.      Special marking or folding of ballot papers, other than specified by the Commission, is not allowed.

 

i.         Cell phones/Smart phones are not allowed at the time of voting or during counting of votes

 

j.         If two names for one position are marked, that ballot will be invalid.

 

k.       In case of a tie for any position, a coin toss shall be used to select the winner.

 

l.         There will be a “meet the candidate program” as part of the election, prior to the election for the Executive positions: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and Joint Secretary.

 

m.    The decision of the Election Committee shall be final on all election matters.

 

n.      The Commission reserves the right to make changes or deviations from these rules, at its discretion, if the circumstances warrant.

 

o.      Intimidating or threatening of any Election Committee members or their help will be viewed seriously and such member(s) may be denied voting rights by the Commission.

 

1.                  Election will be held for the positions of:

a.       President

b.      Executive Vice President

c.       General Secretary

d.      Joint Secretary

e.       Treasurer

f.        Regional Vice presidents (if needed) and

g.       DKCC delegates

 

2.                  Two auditors will be nominated from the National Council

3.                  Two legal Advisors

4.                  Following are the units to elect their Regional Vice Presidents for 2019:

                 A – Canada

                B – Chicago

                C – New York

                D –San Antonio

               E – San Jose

              F –Miami

             G – Minnesota

            H – Washington

National Council Members with voting rights shall elect their respective Regional Vice Presidents. Per KCCNA constitutions: In the case of a region that consists of more than one member associations, the RVP position shall rotate between the member associations.

5.                  DKCC   Delegates

               1-     KCCNA   President

               2-     KCCNA Gen.Secretary

               3-     Delegate 3

              4-     Delegate 4

             5-     Delegate 5

             6-     Delegate 6

             7-     Delegate 7

            8-     Delegate 8

           9-     Delegate 9

Seven delegates have to be nominated from NC.

National Council Members with voting rights shall elect their respective DKCC Delegates.

 

6.                  All the elections, including the Regional Vice Presidents and DKCC delegates will be held at the same place.

 7.                  If there is more than one candidate for one position, the election will be held by secret ballot.

8.                  A candidate shall contest for only one position.

9.                  Nominations shall be postmarked on or before February 23rd, 2019 and sent to the Chairman of the Election Committee on the prescribed nomination form to Shiens Akasala, 13 Old Schoolhouse Rd., Asbury, NJ 08802. Nomination may also be emailed to the Chairman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before the due date. Any candidate sending the nomination via email must contact the chairman and obtain a confirmation receipt from him as evidence.

 

10.              A candidate list will be published on March 3rd , 2019.

 11.              The withdrawal date of the nomination shall be on or before February 28th , 2019.

12.              Members should be present to vote in the election. No proxy vote will be allowed.

13.              The candidate, the proposed, and seconded should be a National Council Member of KCCNA with full voting rights.

14.              For the Regional Vice Presidents; the candidate, the proposed, and seconded should be from their own region.

15.              The Election Committee members are:

Shiens Akasala: 908-458-5405 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tomy Myalkarapurathu: 813-416 9183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sonny Poozhikala: 416-818-4587 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.