Board elections

Your chance to help set the direction of your club.

The Dons Trust Board (DTB) runs the Trust and is elected by the Trust’s members on a one member, one vote basis.

Elections to the board take place every year, with half the positions on the board up for election each time.

The results of each election are announced at that year’s Dons Trust annual general meeting, held in December.

As a member of the Trust you have the right to stand for election yourself. To find out more about what it’s like to be a member of the Dons Trust Board get in touch with one of the current members and they will be happy to tell you more about what it involves.

2020 elections

The most recent news is posted first.

7 November: candidate’s manifestos published.

Download all the manifestos [1MB colour PDF]

2 November: the list of candidates is announced:

Click on the name of the candidate to view their manifesto.

3 October: Announcement of election to fill five vacancies on the Trust Board

Members of the Dons Trust Board are elected to serve for two years and this year the term comes to an end for four board members.

In addition, there will be one special vacancy to fill the place left by the resignation of Mark Davis. There are therefore five vacancies to be filled and this Announcement of Election formally starts the election process

If you wish to stand, you will need to complete a nomination form [Word version or PDF version].

The formal announcement contains this year’s election timetable which is as follows:

  • Nominations open Saturday 3 October 2020
  • Nominations close Friday 30 October 2020 at 23:59 GMT
  • Announcement of the candidates. Campaigning starts around 3 November 2020
  • Voting forms and Manifestos sent to members around 7 November 2020
  • Closing date for voting Saturday 5 December 2020 at 23:59 GMT
  • Results announced via Dons Trust website, etc – as soon as possible after counting
  • Annual General Meeting – Formal announcement of result Thursday 17 December 2020

The election rules for 2020 can be found here.

Members’ resolution re. election nominations:

At the SGM held on 30 September 2020, the following resolution was passed with the required majority and to which members should have regard when considering the election:

To introduce and encourage a policy within the Dons Trust Board and the club whereby members of the Dons Trust Board, the AFCW PLC board, and senior club officials do not propose potential Dons Trust Board election candidates.

Previous elections