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Why an Election: SNG currently has seven (7) board vacancies, with nine (9) board members, and a minimum of twelve (12) board members needed to operate according to our bylaws.
When will the election take place: With vacancies on the board announced and nominations opened at the August meeting, in accordance with SNG’s bylaws, the election shall be held at the next board meeting on September 22nd at 6:30pm.
Who can vote in the election: anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward can vote. Specifically, all SNG members can vote in board elections, and per SNG bylaws, anyone can be an SNG member who is a (1) resident of the Seward neighborhood; (2) owner of property in the neighborhood; (3) acting as the sole representative of a business in the neighborhood; (4) working within the neighborhood. New member registration will be provided at the meeting.
Who can run for the board: anyone who lives, works, or owns property in Seward can run for the board. In other words, any SNG member can run, including sole representatives of Seward businesses.
Nomination procedure: August 26-September 22: after nominations are opened at the August 26 board meeting, community members will be able to nominate themselves through an online form and the nominations will be publicly viewable as they are submitted. As per bylaws, nominations will continue to be accepted through the September 22 board meeting.
Candidates will be posted publicly as their nominations are submitted at:
Voting procedure for September 22:
In accordance with previous board decisions and past practice since the Covid-19 pandemic, the September 22, 2021 meeting and election will be held online.
How long are the terms for the vacant board positions? As per bylaws, any person(s) elected to fill a vacancy will stand for election at the next annual meeting, November 2021.
SNG bylaws are located here: