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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

IFN 2021 Election

Candidates:

  • Two (2) Board of Trustees (BOT) - 5 year term each
    • Mohamed Abdelkhalek
    • Jaseem Anwer
    • Masood Ali Khan
  • Five (5) Executive Committee (EC) - 2 year term each
    • President
      • Naveed Ismail
      • Ishaq Mohiuddin
    • Vice President
      • Ahmed Nader
      • Sadia Thiryayi
    • General Secretary
      • Aamir Ahmed
    • Treasurer
      • AbdulHai Khaleel
    • Social Events Director
      • Samina Anwar

Election Schedule 

Milestone

Deadline

Nomination Sunday, October 10, 2021 - Midnight
Publication of Candidates October 17, 2021
Candidate Statements  October 24, 2021 
Candidate Q&A via Zoom - BOT November 14, 2021 
Candidate Q&A via Zoom - EC  November 21, 2021 
Election Week  November 28 - December 5 

Eligibility for nominating and voting will be determined in accordance with IFN bylaws.

  • Candidates require 10 qualified nominations and confirmation with the input from the EC General Secretary and Membership Committee.
  • Nominations must be submitted via online form.
  • Nominations must include the nominated individual’s email address
  • To nominate: member in 2021
  • To be nominated for BOT: member from 2017 through 2021 (by-laws section 4.3.1.5)
  • To be nominated for EC: member from 2019 through 2021 (by-laws section 4.4.1.4)
  • To vote: 2021 membership dues must have been paid by March 31st, 2021

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.

 

ELECTION RESULTS (DEC. 2020) 

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (Email)

Result
Taha Suglatwala 110 Elected (full term)
Khaudeja Bano 92 Elected (full term)
Ambareen Sheriff 85

ELECTION RESULTS (DEC. 2019) 

Board of Trustee

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Saquib Ahmed 154 (49+105) Elected (full term)
Irshad Khan 122 (41+81) Elected (full term)
Farzan Mahmood 114 (32+82) Elected (full term)
Naveed Ismail  114 (43+71)  Elected (3 yr term)
Ambareen Sheriff 105 (40+65)  Elected (1 yr term)
Vaseem Iftekhar 103 (43+60)  
Taha Suglatwala 98 (33+65)   
Shakeel Syed 73 (25+48)   
Anjum Mujeeb 48 (32+16)   
Kazim Hasan 41 (17+24)   
Hafeez Haroon  27 (8+19)  

President

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Jaseem Anwer 84 (29+55) Elected
Ishaq Mohiuddin 77 (26+51)
Imran A. Khalique  61 (18+43)  


Vice President

Approve - Abstain

Result
Mohammed Vaseem Khan 112 - 37 Elected


Secretary

Approve - Abstain

Result
Aamir Ahmed 121-28 Elected


Treasurer

Approve - Abstain

Result
Abdul Hai Khaleel 130-19 Elected


Social Director

Total Votes (In Person + Email)

Result
Mona Ahmed 127 (41+86) Elected
Altaf Hussain 89 (58+31)

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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