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ELECTION

ELECTION 2017


Election date is confirmed for Sunday, November 5, 2017. Br. Gulam Waris has been appointed to serve as Chairman, Election Committee. Details of election process will be sent separately by the Election Committee and their timeline.

The election will be for the following vacant positions:

Executive Committee (EC): President, Vice President, Treasurer, General Secretary, and Social Events Director.

Board of Trustees (BOT): Two positions

All of the new elected EC and Board members will take their responsibility effective January 1, 2018.

Candidates & Personal Statements:

BOT
Haris Jamil - Haris Jamil Statement
Mamadou Diallo - Mamadou Diallo Statement
Mujtaba Khan - Mujtaba Khan Statement
Oghay Kherzai - Oghay Kherzai Statement
Parvez Patel - Parvez Patel Statement

President:
Jaseem Anwar - Jaseem Anwar Statement
Vaseem Iftekhar - Vaseem Iftekhar Statement

Vice President:
Masood Ali Khan - Masood Ali Khan Statement
Syed Talha Yusuf - Syed Talha Yusuf Statement

Secretary:
Shazma Butt Bushnaq - Shazma Butt Bushnaq Statement
Loubna Kiliouine - Loubna Kiliouine Statement

Treasurer:
Arif Khairuddin - Arif Khairuddin Statement

Social Director:
Syed Numan - Syed Numan Statement

The following is the timeline of major milestones that we will strictly follow, InshAllah:

Event

Date

Estimated Time
Nomination Deadline

Sunday, September 10, 2017

11:59 p.m.
Candidates - Q&A Session  Sunday, October 8, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Candidates  Q&A Session  Sunday, October 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Electronic Ballots Emailed Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:59 p.m.
Election Voting Sunday, November 5, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Publish Results Sunday, November 5, 2017  Evening

Eligibility to Vote:

Any member who:

  1. Is over the age of 18
  2. Has been in good standing for one (1) year, and
  3. Has met all membership dues requirements no later than the 31st of March of the given election year.

shall be eligible to vote by one of the means provided by the Election Committee.

A list of such eligible members will be posted on the IFN notice boards and members are strongly encouraged to verify their eligibility on this list. If for any reason a member feels that they have been excluded or included in error, then they are directed to the IFN’s membership committee representative, Mr. AamirAhmed.

A MEMBER’S NAME (OR THAT OF THEIR APPLICABLE FAMILY MEMBER IN THE CASE OF FAMILY MEMBERSHIP) MUST BE ON THIS LIST TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE

The Election Committee is an AD-HOC Committee under the Board of Trustees which is established a 30-40 days before any necessary elections and dissolved 10 days after announcing the results.  The committee chair is selected by the current BOT General Secretary. The members are selected by the Chair and/or under the guidance of the BOT.

The Election Committee begins by establishing the timeline of the full election process. The major activities executed by this committee include but are not limited to:
• Evaluate Nominations - Insure the candidate meet the requirements of the position as  
   dictated by the by-laws
• Set up and Conduct the Candidate(s) Forum
• Establish/Verify the list of eligible voters with the help of the Membership Committee
• Establish Electronic Ballots sent out 5 days in advance of the live election
• Conduct the live election/ballots
• Verify the ballots of eligibility to eliminate double votes
• Announce the Results

ELECTION RESULTS (DEC. 2016) 

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Fozia Abbasi 79 (24+55)
Haris Jamil 95 (35+60)
Fathi Judah 37 (14+23)
Nisar Syed  97 (31+66) Elected
Syed Shahabuddin

97 (32+65)

Elected
Nazer Uddin  22 (09+13)  

ELECTION RESULTS (DEC. 2015)

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Rizwan Shaikh 150 (96+54)  Elected
Masood Ahmed 128 (70+58)   Elected
Nisar Syed         119 (63+56)           
Ashraf Youssef                  95 (50+45)           
Parvez Patel

  73 (53+20) 

 

President

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Vaseem Iftekhar

 154 (85+69)

 Elected
Jaseem Anwer

 139 (87+52)

 

 

Vice President

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Masood Ali Khan

 255 (153+102)

 Elected

 

Secretary

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Syed Talha Yusuf

 148 (89+59)

 Elected
Naseema Patel

 136 (78+58)

 

 

Treasurer

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Arif Khairuddin

 248 (146+102)

 Elected

 

Social Director

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Yusuf Mohammed

 257 (154+103)

 Elected

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