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2020 NATIONAL ELECTION

November 8, 2020

ELECTION UPDATE

We are releasing the partial list of qualified voters thru this link: https://tinyurl.com/y4x6dk7u

This list will be continuously updated until September 30th. If your name is not included in the list but you have fulfilled the criteria of a qualified voter, please send an email to secretariat@piep.org.ph so we can verify."

GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES

1. DATE OF PROCLAMATION : 8 NOVEMBER 2020 

2. VENUE: ONLINE : WEBSITE 

3. COMMITTEE ON ELECTIONS

        The Committee on Elections shall be composed of the following:

             3.a. Past National Officers:

                     EnP Lloyd Sioson

                     EnP Lara Togonon-DeCastro

                     EnP Jeanette Cruz

              3.b. College of Fellows:

                    EnP Delia Josef

                    EnP Roque Magno

              3.c. Supported by the PIEP Secretariat and Membership Committee


4. QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS

Only PIEP members who possess the following qualifications may be allowed to nominate and to vote for the Officers of the PIEP Board of Trustees: 

             4.a. A registered/licensed Environmental Planner on election day;

             4.b. Updated in their annual membership dues; and,

             4.c. Has attended at least one of the following major activities in the preceding year:

                    • National Convention;

                    • Regional Convention;

                    • General Assembly/General Membership Meeting; or,

                    • Chapter Social Outreach Program.


5. QUALIFICATION OF NOMINEES/CANDIDATES

             5.a. A registered/licensed Environmental Planner on election day;

             5.b. Updated in their annual membership dues;

             5.c. Has attended at least one of the following major activities in the preceding year:

                    • National Convention;

                    • Regional Convention;

                    • General Assembly/General Membership Meeting; or,

                    • Chapter Social Outreach Program.

             5.d. A regular member in good standing for two (2) years prior to the election;

             5.e. Resident of the Philippines at the time of the election; and,

             5.f. Shall have served as a National or Chapter Officer.

The list of PIEP members qualified to vote or to be nominated and elected to the PIEP Board of Trustees shall be posted online through the website and Facebook page of PIEP, at least two (2) months prior to the date of the election or on 8 September 2020. Those not in the list may appeal to the Election Committee for inclusion in the list up to 30 September 2020. Final list from the Membership Committee shall be posted online by 8 October 2020 by the designated or contracted Service Provider with the assistance of the Secretariat.


6. PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATION

6.a. The procedure for the nomination are as follows:

       • Any member on the roster of members in good standing may nominate two (2) members from            the same list, one position for the National Board of Trustees and the other position for the                  Vice-Presidency for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao clusters, respectively, depending on the                  chapter location of the voter. The voter shall not nominate the same member for the two                      positions. The official members of the Election Committee shall not be nominated in any                      position.

       • Fill up and sign the online nomination form in the PIEP website and ask the nominee to validate          the form online as a show of his/her acceptance thru email confirmation. Every nominee shall            only accept one nomination.

       • It is assumed that the Nominator and Nominee are registered in the PIEP website.

       • The online nomination forms will be open from 1 September 2020 until midnight of 30                          September 2020.

       • COMELEC will review the nominees based on the qualifications as identified in the PIEP By-                  Laws and confirm their nomination with the support of the PIEP secretariat.

6.b. The list of nominees / candidates and their qualifications shall be posted on the official website and Facebook page of PIEP and shall be confirmed by the COMELEC from 1 October to 15 October 2020. The same shall be posted on the official website and Facebook of PIEP from 15 October 2020 up to the date of the election or on 8 November 2020. If there are less than thirteen (13) nominees, other names will be solicited prior to any announcement of the list of candidates.


7. CANDIDATES FORUM

To introduce the candidates to the members of the organization and give them an opportunity to present their platforms or plans, the COMELEC shall organize an online forum for the candidates to be set during the last week of October 2020. The COMELEC will post brief profiles of the candidates through the PIEP Website and Facebook page prior to the online forum.


8. ELECTION PROPER

The Rules on the Elections for 2021– 2022 PIEP Board of Trustees shall be as follows:

             8.a. Elections will be held ONLINE starting 1 November up to 7 November 2020.

             8.b. Service provider will determine the election app to be used.

             8.c. The election app will contain the list of the minimum thirteen (13) candidates and each                          voter will select thirteen (13) names of his / her choice from the list of candidates.

             8.d. The ten (10) candidates garnering the highest number of votes for the positions for the                          National Board of Trustees shall be proclaimed as winners by the Election Committee.

             8.e. The three (3) candidates garnering the highest number of votes for the positions for the                        Vice-Presidency of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao shall be proclaimed as winners by the                        Election Committee.

             8.f. In the case of tie for the last position for the National Board of Trustees, the candidates                         concerned may resolve the tie by the drawing of lots and the name of the candidate                               picked shall be proclaimed as elected and the candidate so proclaimed shall have the                           right to assume office in the same manner as if he/she had been elected by plurality of                         vote. The same rule applies for the position of vice-presidency for Luzon, Visayas and                           Mindanao.

             8.g. Winners shall be proclaimed upon validation by the COMELEC.

             8.h. Winners shall be proclaimed during the online General Assembly.


9. NEWLY-ELECTED BOARD OF TRUSTEES

             9.a. The newly elected Board of Trustees shall then meet and elect among themselves the                            different officers for 2021 – 2022.

             9.b. Term of Office of the Trustees: The Trustees of PIEP shall hold office for two (2) years                            from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022 or until their duly elected successors have                          assumed office.



ONLINE NOMINATION FORM

ADDRESS
GF SURP Bldg., UP Diliman Campus, Diliman, Quezon City

CONTACTS
Email: secretariat@piep.org.ph
Phone: 920-9705