Elections at IC
Prior to elections at IC, there will be a brief Candidates Meeting. It is mandatory that declared candidates be in attendance. Elections procedures will be reviewed and any last minute questions will be answered.
A Candidates Declaration Board will be hung at several locations throughout the IC venue. All declared candidates must sign the Declaration Board by midnight on Thursday night at IC.
Candidates Question Box
When candidate videos are posted, there will be a virtual question box where all members of the International Order can submit questions for a moderated Meet the Candidates session for all candidates. Any Aleph or BBG (including candidates) can submit questions until Saturday night. Colin and Lauren will screen and select questions for every position.
Candidates’ Vision Statements will be posted on the wall as well and throughout the IC venue, and online.
For Godol and Nʼsiah Candidates, your strategic priority papers will be posted on the wall as well as throughout the IC venue and online.
Election Day Procedure
Elections will be held on Sunday, February 14th in separate business meetings of the Aleph Zadik Aleph and the B’nai B’rith Girls. All candidates who have been approved to caucus will be permitted to run. Here are the components of an elections business meeting:
- Opening Ceremonies
- Candidate Elections (Godol/N’siah, S’gan/S’ganit, Moreh/Aym Ha’chaverot, Mazkir/Mazkirah, Shaliach/Sh’licha)
A. Meet the Candidates | Candidates will have three questions to answer. All candidates will be read the same questions. They will have thirty seconds to think and one minute to answer each question.
BBG Only | Each candidate will get 30 seconds to explain their platform.
B. Speeches | Godol/N’siah candidates will be allotted 6 minutes and all other positions have 5 minutes.
C. Voting Procedures | After all candidates have completed the process, the body will vote and the elected candidate will be announced. The body will then move on to elect the next position.
- Closing Rituals
Additional details on Election Day will be given once the candidate pool is confirmed Election Day.
Although you are free to wear whatever you choose, candidates are encouraged to wear business attire for elections.