Election
Burke Centre Election

The Burke Centre 2017 Election Season has begun for Board and Cluster Committees! Please note that the 2017 election is for a two-year term for both Board of Trustees and Cluster Committee representatives.


Deadline for Candidates to submit petitions: Now Closed (was January 25, 2017)


How Do I Vote?

In mid-February, immediately following the February 21st Meet the Candidates Night, a letter containing electronic voting instructions, including individual voting codes, will be sent to all Conservancy members who are in good standing as of February 2017. These letters will include a self-mailer form with which to order a paper ballot if preferred. 

Members will be asked to vote for two At-Large Trustees, one Neighborhood Trustee, and for one to several Cluster Committee Members. You may either vote for the candidates listed on the ballot and/or write-in candidates of your choice.

Eligible voters are Burke Centre Conservancy members who are either the homeowners of record of a Burke Centre property, or renters/lessees who hold a valid lease. To be eligible to vote in the Burke Centre Conservancy election, homeowners must be Conservancy members in good standing as of the established deadline. A homeowner’s Conservancy membership status, if not in good standing, will not prevent a renter/lessee from voting.

NOTE: A Conservancy member will be considered in good standing if all assessment installments (meaning not more than 60 days overdue) have been received by February 28, 2017.

How many votes will I be allowed?

  • OWNER/OCCUPANT: The owner(s) of a Burke Centre property who also reside(s) at the property address, and are members in good standing, are entitled to cast two ballots per household.
  • RENTER/LESSEE OCCUPANT: Renter/Lessee occupant(s) of a Burke Centre property are entitled to cast one ballot per household with proof of residency.
  • NON-RESIDENT OWNER: The owner(s) of a Burke Centre property who reside(s) at a different property address and are members in good standing are entitled to cast one ballot per household. 

Voters wishing to vote by paper ballot may request one by emailing or returning the self-mailing paper ballot order form to the Conservancy office by 5 PM on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The staff will ensure that upon this request, voters are mailed a self-mailing paper ballot to be returned to the electronic voting vendor, postmarked no later than March 15, 2017. The vendor will then ensure that the paper ballot votes are logged into the system to be included in the final tallies. Please note: No paper ballots will be accepted at the Conservancy office.

Those members who are not in good standing at the time of the mailing will receive a letter providing instructions on how to vote once their account status has been rectified, if done so by Friday, March 10, 2017.

A computer will be available at the Conservancy office to enable residents to vote electronically, with assistance from a staff member upon request. Electronic voting will close at noon on March 18. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Conservancy office at (703) 978-2928.


RELATED: (PDF fillable forms)

   Board of Trustees Election Packet for 2017-2019 Term
   Cluster Committee Election Packet for 2017-2019 Term
   Supporting Election 2017 Documents


 
 Meet the 2017 Election Candidates