NY Intergroup Officers & Elections

Officers Terms/Elections

UA NY Intergroup has the following officers, who are elected for a one year term. This is the current slate through February 2020:

The following are the requirements for UA NY Intergroup officers:

  1. 1+ years regular attendance at UA meetings.
  2. Need to have held a service position before.
  3. Need to be familiar to the group or an elected ISR; additionally, the Chair, Treasurer and World Service Rep need to have been active members of UA NY Intergroup.
  4. The Treasurer needs to have been solvent 6+ months.
  5. Need to have worked or be working the steps in UA, and have had at least two action meetings.

Voting Procedure

When elections are contested, the NY Intergroup has adopted a voting process designed to select officers fairly but expeditiously, without requiring anyone to leave the room during the vote.

  1. Two volunteers are selected to count the vote.
  2. Every person present at the Intergroup meeting is eligible to cast a vote.
  3. Each person is given a ballot slip.
  4. Each person uses the ballot slip to list all the candidates in order of preference (1, 2, 3, 4, etc.).
  5. The ballot slips are collected.
  6. The vote counters independently tally the votes by counting the highest preference of every ballot; after counting, the vote counters compare results, and recount if there is a discrepancy.
  7. If the person with the most votes has received 51% or more of the vote, they are the winner.
  8. The person(s) who received the lowest number of votes are eliminated by crossing their names off each ballot.
  9. Go back to Step 6.
  10. If there are only two people left on the ballot and both have received 50% of the votes, then the winner is decided by a coin toss.
  11. One of the two candidates calls heads or tails; the other candidate tosses the coin.
  12. Everyone should be given the opportunity to see the result before the coin before it is picked up: if the coin does not land clearly visible in an open area, it is tossed again.
  13. If the position has alternates, then the losing candidates are offered the opportunity to become an alternate in reverse order of elimination from the vote counting; if necessary, any ties are resolved by coin toss as above.