MESSAGE FROM THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE: VHPCC ELECTION RESULTS – 2016
The Nomination Committee (NC) has concluded the Victoria Hindu Parishad & Cultural Centre (VHPCC) election for 2016. The NC wishes to thank all VHPCC members for accepting and adhering to the procedures and rulings from the NC; for the wonderful participation and especially exercising your vote.
This is the first year, the VHPCC introduced electronic voting – exactly 20 years after adopting our current VHPCC Constitution. The NC is pleased to inform that the electronic voting was very well received by those who were accommodated by this system.
There were: 15 Electronic votes; 35 Proxy votes; 20 Advance votes and 78 votes on Election day for a total of 148 cast votes, approximately 52.9% turnout, our highest turnout to date! The NC is pleased to inform the VHPCC members, the total cast vote tallied perfectly with the final counts!
There were 0 spoiled ballots; 2 rejected ballots. For those who love math; the reason why the President’s vote total is 144 and not 148 … is due to 2 rejected ballots and there were 2 ballots where the Voter had elected not to give a vote to either candidate running for President (i.e., the ballot had no X for this position and proceeded to mark an X for other positions).
The NC wishes to thank the 2 scrutineers, Rai Goyal and Nishant Prashar (Hari Krishan Sharma’s son) who were excellent choices, and in NC’s opinion are exceptionally smart & talented young men, with bright future and worthy to be our VHPCC President in the future!
The NC at the VHPCC AGM declared the total vote count for each position. There was a tie for the President’s vote and the NC gave each candidate/parties a choice for a recount, which after internal discussions was declined by each Candidate. The NC declared the elected positions with the exception of the President, and entertained a Motion for a by-election to be held as soon as possible, respecting the 14-day Notice requirement to the VHPCC members. The Motion passed. A further Motion to hold a Town Hall meeting, before the by-election, with the Candidates elect also passed. Mr. Surinder Sharma at this time requested the NC to permit him to address the VHPCC members and subsequently withdrew his candidacy from the upcoming by-election.
The NC at the VHPCC AGM declared the following Election results and the Board of Trustees for 2016.
1 Sharma, Hari Krishan – 72 Tie Elected
2 Sharma, Surinder – 72 Tie Withdrew
1 Agarwal, Nainesh – 73 Elected
2 Sund, Arvind – 72
1 Ganti, Sridevi – 81 Elected
2 Trivedi, Kartik – 61
1 Goyal, Raj – 100 Elected
1 Potumutu, Praveen – 70 Elected
2 Shukla, Kamlesh – 66
Directors: Elect Nine (9)
1 Handa, Balvinder – 121 Elected
2 Palta, Satish – 119 Elected
3 Vyas, Vijay – 113 Elected
4 Sharma, Sangita – 102 Elected
5 Padmawar, Rajkumar – 101 Elected
6 Jhagra, Guru Dutt – 96 Elected
7 Prasad, Raj – 95 Elected
8 Mittal, Yadvinder – 90 Elected
9 Sharma, Lokesh – 85 Elected
10 Ghai, Gopal – 82
11 Gham, Hemant – 81
12 Katireddy, Chinna – 31 Withdrew
The following members were appointed as the VHPCC Board of Trustees for 2016:
1 Ashok, Agarwal
2 Suresh, Basrur
3 Andy, Jani
4 Shurinder, Sharma (PH)
5 Santosh, Sood
Andy Jani (Chair, Nomination Committee)