Leo District Election

Dedicated Election & Campaign Pages:

  • 2022 Leo District Election (for Term 2022-2023)

  • 2021 Leo District Election (for Term 2021-2022)


Upcoming Leo District Election for Term 2022-2023 (dates):

    • Candidate Nominations are due on Sat 3/26 at 11:59pm.

    • We will update the Election page with all the candidates' info & send out to all clubs on 3/27.

    • Leo Clubs please make sure your club members' registrations are updated in MyLCI by 4/1/22 11:59pm. (New members should be registered. Graduated members should be removed.)

    • We will calculate how many delegate votes each club can cast & send that count info out during the first week of April (target 4/3)

    • Each club will please reply with the list of their delegate(s)' name & email for us to send them ballot info.

    • District Council Candidate Campaign (zoom) meeting will be on Sun 4/10/22 at 5pm. All club delegates should attend to meet the candidates.

    • Ballot will be sent out shortly after.

    • Votes should be casted by the club delegates by Friday 4/29/22 11:59pm.

    • We will announce the election results during the District Mtg on Sun 5/1/22, 5pm. Newly elected officers prepare to give <1 speech at the mtg.


New council for 2022-2023 will be in the office starting July 1st 2022.


Candidate Materials to Submit:


Leo District President / Vice President Candidates, please submit:

        • bio -- state your achievements in your leo club and / or leo district

        • photo

        • Leo club endorsement

          • (Leo Club Advisor, please provide proof for candidate's qualifications -- full term as president, and age verification)

        • sponsor Lions club endorsement (if you are running for President or VP)

After the submission deadline, all candidates' info will be posted on the election page for everyone to review.

We will schedule an Election Campaign meeting (Zoom, date: TBD) for each candidate to give a short campaign speech, max 5 minutes. The Electin Campaign meeting will be video recorded and posted on the election web page for the whole district to see. This will help the club delegates to decide on who to cast their votes for. Date will be decided after we receive the nominations.


Leo District Secretary / Treasurer Candidates, please submit:

        • bio -- state your achievements in your leo club and / or leo district

        • photo

        • self introduction video -- for the Presidential candidates to get to know you.

Per discussions during the Leo District Meeting on 3/25/2021, we are also going to accept nomination & self nominations for Leo District Secretary & Treasurer positions. Even though they won't be on the ballot to be voted on, it will provide info to the future Leo District President to help in deciding who to appoint for those positions.

Election Details (Approved by Constitution & Bylaws Committee)

    • Leo District Constitution & Bylaws

    • We will vote for just Presdient & Vice President:

        • President & Vice President Qualifications: (according to the constitution & bylaws)

          1. Be an active member in good standing of recognized Leo club in good standing in her/his single or sub-district.

          2. Have served, or will have served at the time he/she takes office as Leo district president, as President or Vice President of a Leo club for a full term or major portion thereof.

          3. Secure the endorsement of the:

            • (a) Leo club of which the nominee is a member; and

            • (b) Sponsoring Lions club.

          4. Will not reach an age one year greater than the maximum age limit during their term in office. (i.e. less than 19 yrs old before 7/1/2023)

        • Secretary, Treasurer & other officers will be appointed by the Newly Elected Leo District President. Qualifications:

          1. Be an active member in good standing of recognized Leo club in good standing in her/his single or sub-district.

          2. Have served, or will have served as a Leo District Officer or a Leo Club Officer for a full term or major portion thereof.

          3. Will not reach an age one year greater than the maximum age limit during their term in office. (i.e. less than 19 yrs old before 7/1/2023)

        • Additional board directors:

          1. All Leo club presidents (for next Lion Year) will have a seat on the Leo District Board, if their Leo club is in good standing with LCI. Or if the president cannot attend the district meetings, they can pick a club designated delegate for the meetings they will miss.

    • Delegation votes

      • All Leo members in good standing with LCI and their club and joined BEFORE 07/01/2021 will be included toward the delegation vote calculation for that Leo club.

      • 10 club members in good standing = 1 delegate vote for that club

      • Exact wording from constitution: " Each recognized Leo club in good standing in the district shall be entitled to one vong delegate for each ten members of the club in good standing or major fracon thereof. The major fracon referred to in this secon shall be /ve or more members."

      • Here are some example demonstrating what this means:

        • 1 vote for 4-14 members

        • 2 votes for 15-24 members

        • ...

        • eg: if there were 26 member before 7/1, and there are no changes to member counts this year, the Leo club will have 3 votes. But if 4 of them left the club and 8 new members joined, there are only 22 eligible members, and the club will have 2 votes.

      • After club membership info have been brought up to date (must be done by 4/1/22), we will get the club member count from LCI, calculate the delegation votes for each active Leo club, and notify the Leo Club President & Advisors during 1st week of April.

      • Each Leo Club's Advisor &/or President will then provide the Leo District with the name and contact info of the list of Delegates for your club, by April 8th. The Leo district will then send detailed voting instructions to the delegates. Only the delegates who show up at the Election are eligible to vote at the Leo District Election.

    • Please Update Lions' MyLCI System (by 4/1/22)

        • Leo Club Advisors, Presidents, Secretaries, please make sure all of your Leo club members are entered into MyCLI system, and their JOIN DATE must reflect their original application date or somewhere close to that. Before or after 7/1/2021 makes a difference.

    • How the election voting will be conducted

      • According to the constitution: "A vote may be cast only by a delegate present in person at the time of voting and no delegate may cast more than one vote on any question." Considering we are still in the middle of a pandemic, we have ruled out in-person and paper ballot voting.

      • The main election voting will be done via Google Form.

      • To preserve anonymity, each Delegate will be sent a personal voting code. Each voting code will be long randomly generated code.

      • Each delegate will cast his/her vote by 11:59pm on 4/29/22.

      • On the Election Ballot Google Form, it will ask for the voter's voting code, along with their answers for each election question. No name nor email will be asked. Only the code assigner and the delegate will know who received the code.

      • The Election Ballot Google Form will be closed promptly at 11:59pm on 4/29/22.

      • The results will be exported as a Google Sheet. Validations of the voting codes will be performed. Entries with Invalid codes will be thrown out. Delegates can change their answers. The last answer will be kept, all earlier votes will be thrown out. Final results will be posted on Leo District's Election page on Apr 30th. Delegates can check to see that their votes have been correctly counted.

      • If, however, a runoff election is needed (please see the Leo District Constitution for the scenario), then ALL DELEGATES MUST ATTEND THE May 1st's District Mtg to vote "in-person" for the runoff election. So please take that into consideration when you pick your delegates. We can use Zoom's Poll feature (Leo Lion August will help us run the Zoom Polls) to cast anonymous votes until we reach a clear conclusion on who the next President and VP will be.

      • Final Election results will be posted on the Leo District website.