Guidelines for the 2015 GFA Elections

At its meeting held at the GFA Secretariat, Accra on 8th July, 2015 the Executive Committee of the GFA in consultation with and on the recommendation of the Elections Committee pursuant to Articles 10 and 11 of the GFA Elections Regulations 2012, decided that the dates and guidelines set out below shall apply to the 2015 elections to Executive positions of the GFA.

1. THE GFA STATUTES AND GFA REGULATIONS
These guidelines are made as a supplement to the GFA Statutes and the GFA Elections Regulations.

ELECTIVE OFFICERS
2. The elections shall be held for the following offices.

a) GFA President

b) Chairpersons of the Regional Football Associations (RFAs).

c) Chairpersons of the District Football Associations (DFAs)

d) Membership of –
i. The National Executive Committee.

ii. The Regional Executive Committees; and

iii. The District Executive Committees.

NOMINATIONS
Opening and Closing Times
3. Nominations shall open at 8:00 hrs. and close at 17:00 hrs. on the dates specified in Schedule 1.

Availability/Submission of Nomination Forms
4. Nomination forms shall be available at the offices set out in Schedule 2. Completed forms shall be submitted at the offices indicated in that schedule.

Number and Acknowledgement of Forms
5. The nomination form shall be submitted in triplicate. Receipt shall be acknowledged by the officer receiving the forms on all three (3) copies by signing and stamping same. The date and time of submission shall be indicated on the form.

6. One copy of the forms shall be given back to the nominee. One copy shall be sent to the General Secretary by the receiving secretariat.

Venue for elections
7. The venue for the congress or meeting for the elections shall –
a) In the case of election of the GFA President be at TAMALE

b) In the case of representatives of the Constituent Bodies to the National Executive Committee be at ACCRA: and

c) In any other case at a venue determined by the Executive Committee of the relevant RFA or DFA.

Voting Process
8. The voting process shall be in accordance with Article 7 of the GFA Elections Regulations 2012.

Nomination Fees
9. Nomination Fees shall be as follows:
(a) GFA President – GH¢2,000.00

(b) RFA Chairperson – GH¢1,500.00

(c) Premier League Rep. – GH¢1,500.00

(d) Division One Rep. – GH¢1,500.00

(e) Constituent Bodies Rep. – GH¢1,500.00

(f) DFA Chairperson – GH¢ 500.00

TIME TABLE FOR 2015 ELECTIONS FOR PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE COMMITEE

1 Presentation of Programme to the Executive – 8th July, 2015
Committee

2 Opening of Nominations for election of – 13th July, 2015 President

3 Closing of Nominations for election for President – 17thJuly,2015
4 Vetting of Nominations for electon of President – 20th July, 2015
5 Submission of Report on the Nominations for
election of President. – 27th July, 2015
6 Filling of Appeal against the Elections Committee
determination. – 28th – 30th July, 2015

7 Appeals Committee decision – 7th August, 2015
8 Notice of Extra-Ordinary Congress for the election of President – 10th August, 2015

9 Extra Ordinary Congress for the election – 18th August, 2015

10 Opening of Nominations for election to National
Executive Committee (Representatives from Premier, Division One, RFAs & Constituent Bodies) – 28th August, 2015

11 Closing of Nominations for election to National
Executive Committee (Representatives from
Premier, Division One, RFAs& Constituent Bodies) – 2nd September, 2015

12 Submission of Report on the Nominations for Elections Committee
election to the National Executive Committee – 9th September, 2015

13 Filling of appeal against the decision of the
Elections Committee on matters concerning the Elections – 14th September, 2015

14 Notice of Ordinary Congress – 22nd September, 2015

15 Appeals Committee decision – 24th September, 2015

Election of Representatives from other Constituent
16 bodies (SESSA, Schools & Colleges, Tertiary
Institutions, Coaches, Referees, Women Football Elections Committee
Juvenile Football and Players) – 28th September, 2015

17 Election of Premier Division Representatives to
National Executive Committee – 29th September, 2015

18 Election of Division One Representatives to
National Executive Committee – 29th September, 2015

19 Election of RFA Chairman – Northern Region – 2nd October, 2015

20 Election of RFA Chairman – Upper East Region – 2nd October, 2015

21 Election of RFA Chairman – Upper West Region – 2nd October, 2015

22 Election of RFA Chairman – Brong Ahafo Region – 6th October, 2015

23 Election of RFA Chairman – Ashanti Region – 6th October, 2015

24 Election of RFA Chairman – Eastern Region – 6th October, 2015

25 Election of RFA Chairman – Western Region – 8th October, 2015
26 Election of RFA Chairman – Central Region -8thOctober,2015

27 Election of RFA Chairman – Volta Region 12th October,2015

28 Election of RFA Chairman – Gt. Accra Region 12th October, 2015

29 Ordinary Congress – Swearing in. 14th October, 2015

30 Opening of Nominations – Regional Executive
Committee, District Football Association (DFA) – 16th October, 2015

31 Submission of Report on the nominations for
Elections – Regional Executive Committee, District 26th October, 2015

32 Appeals against the decision of the Elections
Committee on matters concerning the Elections 2nd November, 2015

33 Election of RFA Executive Committee,
Chairperson – DFA, and Executive C’ttee. – DFA 4th-10th November, 2015

OFFICES AT WHICH NOMINATION FORMS SHALL BE AVAILABLE AND TO WHICH COMPLETED FORMS SHALL BE SUBMITTED.

THE ELECTIVE POSITION OFFICE AT WHICH NOMINATION FORM IS AVAILABLE AND OFFICE TO WHICH NOMINATION FORM SHOULD BE SUBMITTED

1. GFA PRESIDENT
Office at which Nomination Form is Available – (GFA Secretariat, All RFA Secretariats)
Office to which Nomination Form should be submitted – GFA Secretariat

2. NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Office at which Nomination Form is Available : GFA Secretariat, Secretariat of the RFA

Office to which Nomination Form should be submitted: GFA Secretariat

3. DFA CHAIRPERSON

Office at which Nomination Form is Available : GFA Secretariat, Secretariat of the RFA with jurisdiction over the DFA.

Office to which Nomination Form should be submitted: Secretariat of the RFA with jurisdiction over the DFA.

Source: Ghanafa.org