With the external audit review process now successfully completed, USA Cricket’s Nominating and Governance Committee (NGC) can announce the final lists of eligible candidates and eligible voters for the 2020 Elections as well as the timeline for the election voting period and election results announcement.
Final Eligible Candidates
The eligible candidates for the Club Director position are:
- Ajith Bhaskar
- Atul Rai
- Nikhil Deshpande
- Susheel Bhat
The eligible candidates for the Individual Director position are:
- Anand Patel
- Babu Venkatachalapathy
- Ganesh Sanap
- Kuljit-Singh Nijjar
- Suraj Viswanathan
The eligible candidate for the Female Player Director position is
- Nadia Gruny (incumbent)
The above candidates have been vetted as constitutionally required.
Final Eligible Voter Lists
The final Club Director eligible voter list and the final Individual Director eligible voter list are both now available on the USA Cricket website. These members meet the eligibility requirements, subject to the membership-approved board resolution applicable to the 2020 elections.
Since the Female Player Director position only has one candidate, the candidate will be declared elected by acclamation when the election results are announced.
Both the eligible candidates and eligible voter lists have been audit reviewed by BiggsKofford, a CPA firm based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Election campaigning can start immediately and it needs to conclude by the start of the voting period.
Voting Period and Method
The two-week election voting period will start on Friday, July 8, 2022, at 9 AM, US PDT and conclude on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 9 AM, US PDT.
Election Buddy, an election provider the USAC/NGC has used in prior elections, will conduct the elections. The preferential voting method, as required by the USAC Constitution, will be used for these elections.
Each eligible voter for an election should receive an electronic ballot by email from email@example.com. The email ballot will come with instructions on how to complete voting, which each voter should follow. Importantly, each voter is responsible to ensure that the email ballot and any communication from firstname.lastname@example.org to their email account is not filtered away as spam or junk email.
Only Election Buddy will have any visibility into the elections while they are in progress. Election Buddy will field any and all voter questions and will only contact the NGC when they are not able to answer a question.
Upon completion of the voting period, Election Buddy will tabulate and verify the results as well as resolve ties using coin toss in the virtual presence of the tied candidates and the NGC.
The results will be sent to the CPA firm of BiggsKofford for an audit review. Once the NGC gets the audited results, it will send them to the USAC Board and the Candidates, before informing the USAC membership and other interested parties.
Note that the process from vote tabulation by Election Buddy, to the audit review by BiggsKofford, to official result announcement by the NGC may take a few days after the election voting period is completed.