BWFCST: Update on Registration Deadline

After discussions with Electoral Reform Services, the EMG can confirm that the deadline for registering as a BWFCST member to take part in voting in the forthcoming election has been extended until 27 June 2016.

The registration deadline for members to stand for election remains at 30 May 2016, therefore and members registering between 31 May and 27 June 2016 will only be eligible to vote but not stand for a board position.

This extension has been negotiated with Election Reform Services in order to allow those supporters joining the Trust since the expiration of the original deadline an opportunity to vote in the election.

Important Documents

The BWFCST 2016 Board Nomination Form is available on the website and the form can be viewed and downloaded here.

Election Timeline

Please note the election timeline is now as shown below. Any member who wishes to put themselves forward for election will be required to forward a completed Candidate Nomination Form as referenced above. This form will need to be forwarded to Electoral Reform Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW, to be received before 5.00pm on Monday 04 July 2016.

The election timeline is as follows:

30 May 2016 – Registration closed for members to stand as a candidate in the elections
06 June 2016 – Open nominations
27 June 2016 – Registration closes for members to vote in the elections
04 July 2016 – Close nominations
18 July 2016 – Issue ballot packs and open voting
15 Aug 2016 – Voting closes
22 Aug 2016 – AGM and results announced

Eligibility of Candidates

The Board Nomination Form contains guidance notes regarding the eligibility of members to stand for election. Specific attention is drawn to clause 5.9 of the Election Policy which refers to the requirements of any elected board member to submit a signed Board Membership and Conduct Policy prior to taking his/her place on the Board.

Key skills and tasks relating to Board Member positions are referenced in more detail in the Board Membership and Conduct Policy.

Both the Election Policy and the Board Membership and Conduct Policy documents can be viewed here.

Further updates will be given during the above election process as necessary by the Election Management Group and Electoral Reform Services (

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