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Board Election 2017

Make your vote count in the 2017 RACT Board Election by informing yourself of the process below, familiarising yourself with the candidates and casting your vote before the ballot deadline on the 13 November 2017.

ONLINE VOTING

All online votes are registered via a secure website operated by the Australian Election Company and how you voted will remain entirely confidential.

In order to vote online you will need your membership number along with a unique voting code that you have been assigned.

Your member number can be located on the front of your RACT membership card. It is a 7-digit number, however for the purposes of the voting website please ignore any leading zeros that are included in the number. For example member number '0000001' should just enter '1'.

Unique voting codes have been provided on the reverse of the flysheet that accompanied the October/November edition of Journeys magazine or for members who do not receive the magazine via a separate letter. In addition for eligible members who have provided their email details an email will be provided during the ballot period.

Please note that if you are a new RACT member, you will not have been assigned a unique voting code immediately on joining, however you will receive your code as soon as it has been assigned. Until that time you can lodge your vote by requesting a postal ballot pack.

If you have misplaced or have not yet received your unique voting code and would like it emailed to you, please email returningofficer@ract.com.au with your name and member number and we will send it to you. ​

Once you have accessed the voting website​ and entered your member number and unique voting code you will be able to cast your vote. If you make a mistake while casting your vote please click 'clear votes' below the candidates names and start again. Once you are happy with your selection click 'next' and then confirm your selection using the submit button. Once your vote has been submitted it cannot be varied so please check that you have selected your preferred candidates before clicking 'submit' – further details on the candidates can be accessed below.

2017 BOARD CANDIDATES

In accordance with the RACT Constitution and in line with the Notice of Meeting for the RACT 2017 Annual General Meeting (available here), a ballot is being held for the election of members to the Board of Directors of RACT.

The candidates are:

• Alison Flakemore*
• Pieter Kolkert*
• Sue Smith*
• Sharyn von Bertouch
• Bill Harvey
• Peter Joyce*

* Denotes Retiring Member who is eligible for re-election.

Candidate statements from each of the nominees can be viewed by clicking here​.

ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

Categories of membership permitted to vote:

• Service Members (Roadside Ultimate; Roadside Advantage)
• Social Members
• Honorary Life Members
• Paid Life Members
• Nominated person holding a Fleet Membership.

NOTE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEMBERSHIP BY-LAWS, NO OTHER MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES HAVE VOTING RIGHTS.

RIGHT TO VOTE

Each member entitled to vote is allowed to submit only one ballot paper, or vote online, once in this ballot. If you vote online and by post, only the online vote will be counted.

BALLOT

Ballot opens on 9 October 2017. All ballot papers must be returned and received by 12 noon, 13 November 2017.

THE RESULT

The four candidates with the highest number of votes cast are elected. The result will be announced at the Annual General Meeting on 20 November 2017.

THE RETURNING OFFICER

The Returning Officer for this election is Michael Hopster.

MEMBERSHIP ENQUIRIES

Please telephone the RACT Customer Service Centre on 13 27 22.