The Elections Committee has been directed by the OTW’s Board of Directors to post the following text:
“A message from the Board, to avoid any possible confusion regarding the composition of the ballot for the upcoming election: Nikisha Sanders is no longer running for a seat on the Board, because she is not eligible to run under the OTW’s Elections Eligibility Requirements. These Requirements, which were adopted by the Board in August, 2014, specify that in order to be eligible to run for a seat on the Board, a candidate must be a current staffer on a standing committee of the OTW. Sanders’ staff role on the Development and Membership committee was “ex officio,” that is, she held that position by virtue of her position as Treasurer. Sanders’ September 11, 2015 resignation from the office of Treasurer required her automatic removal from any positions that she held solely by virtue of being Treasurer, including her role on the Development and Membership Committee. As a result of her resignation, therefore, Sanders is no longer a staffer on a standing committee of the OTW, and is not eligible to continue to run for a Board seat in the present election. As we said when she resigned earlier this month, we are immensely grateful for the dedication Sanders brought to her years of work for the OTW as Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Directors from 2011-14, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Any comments will be submitted to the Board for response, as the Elections Commitee is not allowed to discuss the topic on this site without the approval of the Board and the Legal Committee.