Election for 2020 USNC Board
When: Tuesday, March 10th (8 AM to 6 PM) and Saturday, March 14th (10 AM to 2 PM)
Where: Academy Room, Public Safety Building (police station), 220 Washington Street
This election for members of a new USNC board will be conducted by means of a ballot paper that will also include four questions that will help us get a sense of how those who vote feel about several matters. Those questions are:
- Should the next elected USNC Board pass a By-Law Amendment to set the date of all subsequent Board elections to the first week in May?
- Should the next elected USNC Board pass a By-Law Amendment to set the terms of Board members at two years (instead of the current one year)?
- Should the next elected USNC Board pass a By-Law Amendment decrease the size of future Board from 15 to a lower number such as 11 or 9?
- Should the next elected USNC Board pass a By-Law Amendment to set the times for elections to be during the morning 7 am - 10 am and evening 4 pm - 8 pm instead of the current required 10 hours on a weekday? (Note: Weekend polling times are not required currently by the bylaws, but have been added as extra voting time by the previous Elections Committees.)
Eligible voters (see below) may cast their ballots on either Tuesday, March 10th between 8am-6pm or Saturday, March 14th between 10am-2pm. Voters will be able to choose up to 13 candidates. Three seats will be reserved for homeowners, five seats for renters, one seat for local workers, one for business owners, and two for immigrants. There will also be three open seats.
In order to vote, you must provide proof that you either live, work, operate a business or own property within the boundaries shown on the map immediately below. Acceptable proof is your name and address appearing on the City census roll or in the form of a recent piece of mail addressed to you, or some official dated document showing your address (e.g., driver's license).