Office of International Chapters – United Kingdom
Clarification on Election Process - IMMEDIATE
22 March 2017
This OIC Notification is for attention of all PTI members of the United Kingdom.
As Acting Secretary of the Office of International Chapters it has been brought to attention by some stakeholders including one contestant that the voting system will be changed. They have raised a genuine concern and therefore it was necessary to clarify the position and address any fear of gerrymandering.
I wish to assure all contestants with full confidence that the voting system will be the same as has been in the past. Voting will take place through SMS (Mobile text) and every eligible voter will begin receiving an SMS to vote at midnight UK Time on Friday 24 March 2017.
The OIC is also pleased to announce that the final list of all cleared members will be published by 5 pm UK Time today i.e. Wednesday 22 March 2017.
To further assure fair, free, and transparent elections all contesting panels will be allowed to see the system at the Finance Board on written email request, should they have reservations on their respective results.
On behalf of the PTI Leadership I want to thank all those who participated in the membership drive and wish good luck to all contestants.
Deputy Secretary General
Acting Secretary OIC