NOMINATION INFORMATION FOR PENSIONERS

WHAT IS THE CANDIDATE NOMINATION PHASE?

The Candidate Nomination Phase is an opportunity for eligible Pensioners and Deferred Pensioners to nominate other eligible Pensioners or Deferred Pensioners to stand as candidates for election as Board Members of EPPF.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO NOMINATE CANDIDATES?

To be eligible to nominate candidates, a member must be a Pensioner or Deferred Pensioner over the age of 21.

WHO CAN STAND AS A PENSIONER CANDIDATE?

Any Pensioner or Deferred Pensioner who satisfies the Candidate Eligibility Criteria as set out in the Fund Rules is eligible to stand as candidate for election as a Board Member.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY CANDIDATE NOMINATION?

Nominations must be submitted using the official Candidate Nomination Form that can be accessed by clicking the button below. The detailed instructions on how to complete the nomination form are contained on the form itself.

 

Completed Nomination Forms must be returned to reach the Independent Electoral Officer as soon as possible, or by no later than 7 October 2019 through any of the following mechanisms:

  • By post inside the postage-paid envelope provided other within Trustee Election Bulletin. Postage is free; or

  • By e-mail (scanned copies only) to info@eppfelection.com; or

  • By fax to 086 501 6108

 

WHAT ARE THE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CANDIDATES?

After the closure of nominations, each qualifying candidate will be required to indicate, in writing, their acceptance of nomination, and to provide the following minimum information to the Independent Electoral Officer:

  • A Candidate Nomination Acceptance Form;

  • A Background Checks Consent and Indemnity Form;

  • A certified copy of ID/Passport; and

  • Certified copies of their highest qualifications

HOW WILL CANDIDATES BE SHORTLISTED?

All candidates will be subjected to fitness and propriety background checks. The checks will be conducted by the Independent Electoral Officer. When accepting their nomination, candidates will be required to complete and sign a Background Checks Consent and Indemnity Form. 

 

Failure to complete the Consent Form will result in the

disqualification of the candidate nomination.

 

Only the top ten (10) Candidates with the most number of nominations will be included in the ballot paper. The list of shortlisted candidates will be made available to all members on this election website, or on request from the Independent Electoral Officer after the nomination process has closed on 7 October 2019.

 

Fund Members, including candidates, will have the opportunity to lodge objections against the list of shortlisted candidates. Grounds for such objections, however, will be limited to:

  • Candidate nominations that have not been submitted in accordance with the prescribed rules and procedures; or

  • Candidates who do meet the Candidate Eligibility Criteria set out in the Fund Rules and Electoral Policy.

 

To be considered, objections must be in writing, accompanied by verifiable evidence, and lodged with the Independent Electoral Officer, within the specified time frame to be published with the Shortlisted Candidate List.

 

Upon completion of the background checks and consideration of the objections, candidates will, prior to the Independent Electoral Officer making the final decision regarding the status of their candidature, be given an opportunity to clarify any adverse findings against them. Thereafter, the Independent Electoral Officer will publish the Final Candidate List. This will signify completion of the Candidate Nomination Phase.

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