Campaigning Guidelines for Holstein Australia Board and Committee elections
In the event that there are multiple candidates for Board or Committee positions and elections are required, the following guidelines have been put in place for candidates during the election period.
Holstein Australia can confirm that there are multiple candidates for the two available Board positions as of 3 September 2020 and that the membership will be advised of candidate details at 12pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) on Tuesday 8th September 2020.
Once an election has been confirmed and the membership advised of candidate details by Holstein Australia campaigning by individual candidates standing for election can commence.
Holstein Australia will publish the name, photograph and profile of election candidates on its website, social media, via email and other means as appropriate to advise that elections have opened, however these platforms will not be used for campaigning purposes.
Permitted campaigning methods
Correspondence / conversation with Holstein Australia members, including face-to-face, via email, text message, phone or other messaging platforms.
Personal social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn.
Business / farm social media platforms owned by the candidate, as above.
Public facing websites and platforms, for example, dairy industry media websites and
community forums, including relevant Sub-Branch platforms by agreement with Sub-Branch office bearers.
Use of Holstein Australia resources by candidates or their supporters, including official Holstein Australia online and digital platforms, databases, access to member email addresses or contact details, use of the Holstein Australia logo.
Campaigning that is inappropriate, dishonest, brings Holstein Australia into disrepute or discredits another candidate.
Candidates must not engage agents or external / third party organisations to facilitate or conduct their campaigning.
In the event of a breach of these guidelines action may be taken by Holstein Australia, including the removal of candidates from the election process.