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ELECTION

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

2019 Election Schedule

Activity

Date

Nomination  October 13, 2019
Publication of Candidates October 20, 2019
Candidate Statements October 27, 2019
Candidate Q&A

BOT - November 17, 2019
EC - November 24, 2019 

 Election Date December 08, 2019 

Open Positions

Board of Trustees (BOT) - 5 Open Positions

  • 3 - Full Term (5 years)
  • 1 - Partial Term (2 years)
  • 1 - Partial Term (1 year)

Executive Committee (EC) - 5 Open Positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • General Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Social Events Director

Nomination Process

  • Eligibility for nominating and voting will be determined with the input from the EC General Secretary and Membership Committee.
  • Candidates require 10 qualified nominations and confirmation with the input from the EC General Secretary and Membership Committee.
  • Nominations must be submitted via email to election@ifnonline.com from nominator's email address

Eligibility Requirements

  • To nominate: member in 2019
  • To be nominated for BOT: member from 2015 through 2019
  • To be nominated for EC: member from 2017 through 2019
  • To vote: 2019 membership dues must have been paid by March 31st, 2019


IFN Election Code of Conduct:

  1. Candidates/IFN members shall refrain from engaging in any activity which discredits the IFN community or any of its members.
  2. Candidates/IFN members shall acknowledge and respect the cultural similarities and differences among all IFN members.
  3. Candidates shall adhere to a policy of honesty and integrity in accordance with generally accepted principles of professional conduct.
  4. No negativity about other candidates –encourage people to speak positively and do not encourage negative comments about the candidates.
  5. Elected officers running for re-election should not use their authority, masjid platform, or membership to get undue advantage.
  6. Make sure that promises being made to the community are realistic and can be delivered.
  7. Members shall abide by the IFN Bylaws.

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. Aamir Ahmed.

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


ELECTION RESULTS (DEC. 2018) 

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Abdullah Bushnaq 114(76+38) Elected
Oghay Kherzai 118 (88+30) Elected
Usman Ghani 99 (78+21)

ELECTION RESULTS (OCT. 2017) 

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Haris Jamil 170 (50+120) Elected
Mamadou Diallo 156 (27+129) Elected
Mujtaba Khan 75 (22+53)
Oghay Kherzai 142 (28+114)
Parvez Patel

139 (34+105)



President

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Jaseem Anwar

 193 (46+147)

 Elected
Vaseem Iftekhar

 147 (36+111)

 
 

Vice President

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Masood Ali Khan

 207 (47+160)

 Elected
Syed Talha Yusuf  131 (33+98)  
 

Secretary

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Shazma Butt Bushnaq

 201 (54+147)

 Elected
Loubna Kiliouine

 136 (25+111)

 
 

Treasurer

Total Votes (Approve/Disapprove)

Result
Arif Khairuddin

 272 / 65

 Elected
 

Social Director

Total Votes (Approve/Disapprove)

Result
Syed Numan

 312/21

 Elected

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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