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SAMA is very excited to present its first online nomination and voting process to the members of its Transkei Branch. Access to technology and the Internet have allowed for unprecedented information exchange possibilities and afforded SAMA the ability to offer its members a new way to participate in a free and fair election process. Online voting offers a secure, fast, cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to the traditional expensive and time consuming paper-based balloting systems.
With the top-notch security of an independently managed and audited service, SAMA's voting members can be assured of tamper-proof voter authentication and vote counting systems, a convenient online nomination and voting system, a sophisticated ballot and even a paper audit trail.
The online voting system will involve 3 processes:
Nominations for Transkei Branch Councillors are eagerly awaited!
Each voting SAMA member in good standing of the Transkei Branch may nominate up to a maximum of 6 (six) candidates for election to the Transkei Branch Council.
Nominations must be submitted by using SAMA's online nomination submissions process. To take part in the nomination process, follow the instructions below. Only nominations received on or before Thursday, 17 May 2012 (23h59) are guaranteed consideration. Nominees should have two votes in order to become a candidate. Please note that nominations will be validated and that checks will be conducted to make sure that candidates are eligible to stand for election.
The composite list of nominees shall be published on 25 May 2012, to be followed by an online voting process.
PROCESS TO FOLLOW:
For any queries regarding the online election process, contact the SAMA headoffice on 012 481 2039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.