2016-2017 NSSSA PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS

The NSSSA holds annual elections at the Provincial Conference each May.

Elections are held for the positions of President, Vice-President (External and Internal), and the six Regional Co-Premiers.

If you would like to be a candidate in the 2016-2017 elections held at the provincial conference May 18-21 you must:

1) Meet the criteria
2) Be willing and capable of carrying out the position requirements throughout the calendar year
3) Submit the nomination form by the deadline: May 11, 2017

IMPORTANT

Applicants may not begin their campaign until the current President & Provincial Advisor have verified that they (the applicant) meet the requirements of the position(s) they seek candidacy for.

 Please see the document “Campaign Rules” for details about what is/isn’t permitted for a NSSSA Campaign.

DESCRIPTIONS OF ELECTED POSITIONS

President

Criteria

  • Nominees for the Presidency must be enrolled in a secondary school in Nova Scotia at the time they are elected.
  • Nominees for the Presidency must have served one (1) full term as a member of a Regional Cabinet or any NSSSA Provincial Committee.
  • The President must serve their term of office while living within a 500 km radius of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Position Requirements

  • To establish and maintain the Provincial Cabinet, as outlined in Article 4 of the By-Laws, to carry out the objectives of the NSSSA.
  • To attend all conferences held by the 6 Regional Cabinet and 2 Provincial Committees.
  • To chair regular monthly meetings and any special meetings of the Provincial Cabinet.
  • To serve as the Official Spokesperson of the NSSSA, through media and attendance at a variety of events.
  • To deal with matters concerning revision, interpretation and enforcement of the By-Laws.
  • To perform any other duties related to the governance of the NSSSA.

Vice-President (External/Internal)

Criteria

  • Nominees for the Vice-Presidencies must be enrolled in a secondary school in Nova Scotia at the time they are elected, and throughout their time in office.
  • Nominees for the Vice-Presidencies must have served one (1) full term as a member of a Regional Cabinet or any NSSSA Provincial Committee.

Position Requirements

  • To assist the President in establishing the Provincial Cabinet.
  • To assist all members of the Provincial Cabinet with the internal/external aspects of their positional duties.
  • Internal: To work directly with Co-Premiers and Co-Chairs to assist in the internal aspects of their cabinets & committees.
  • External: To work directly with external organizations to work on initiatives and projects relating to the mandate of the NSSSA.
  • To attend all possible conferences held by the 6 Regional Cabinets and 2 Provincial Committees.
  • To attend all Provincial Cabinet meetings.
  • To assist the President with matters concerning revision, interpretation and enforcement of the By-Laws.
  • To perform any other duties related to the governance of the NSSSA.

Regional Co-Premiers

Criteria

  • Nominees for Regional Co-Premier must be enrolled in a secondary school in the Region of Nova Scotia where they are elected, and throughout their time in office.
  • Nominees must reside primarily within the Region in which they are elected for Co-Premier.

Position Requirements

  • To establish a Regional Cabinet to organize at least one annual Regional Leadership Conference.
  • To chair regular meetings of the Regional Cabinet.
  • To host and organize other student leadership initiatives within their region.
  • To attend all Provincial Cabinet meetings.
  • To perform any other duties as assigned by the Provincial Cabinet.