Alex Folkes, Chair of the Election Steering Group, looks ahead to this years vote to choose five members of the board.
As a fan-owned club, the ultimate decision makers are the fans whose views are represented by the nine people elected to the Dons Trust Board. This year there will be elections to choose five members of the board.
The key dates are as follows:
Opening of Nominations: 8th October
Close of Nominations: 29th October
Manifestos sent out: 3rd November
Ballots sent out: 12th November
Ballot deadline: 4th December
So, whilst there is still some time to go before the elections start, now is the time to think about whether you might be a good person to be on the Board. In order to stand you need to be a fully paid-up member of the Dons Trust on the date you submit your nomination. In order to vote, you need to be a fully paid-up member on 30th October.
It saves a huge amount of money for the Dons Trust to communicate with members (and send out ballots) by email. And it helps if each member has a unique email address. In order to check or update your email address, or for any other membership enquiry please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elections Steering Group is also looking for fans or fan groups to organise hustings and other events where the candidates can meet and talk to DT members. These can be virtual or in-person. If you are interested in holding such an event or getting involved, please get in touch.
For any election related question, please contact me: Alex Folkes, Chair of the Election Steering Group via: email@example.com