committee, to provide sufficient copies of these rules, printed in Pilipino, English orin the local dialect, at the place where the elections are to be conducted, in orderthat they may be readily consulted by any person in need thereof on the electionday.Section 6.
Postponement of election.
The Election Committee, motuproprio or on motion of any interested member, after due notice and hearing, maypostpone any scheduled election to another date for any serious cause, such as butnot limited to, loss or destruction of election paraphernalia or records, lack of candidates for a particular position, other analogous causes of such nature that theholding of a free, clean and honest election is impossible or force majeure. The Election Committee shall reset the election at the earliest opportunityupon disappearance of the cause of the postponement.Section 7.
The budget of the Election Committee shallbe included in the annual budget of the General Assembly or its National Council,Conference or Local Church. In case of deficiency, the same shall be covered bysupplemental budget of the appropriate bodies concerned.In consonance with Rule 4, Sections 6, 7 and 8 hereof, all contributions,donations and other funds given by any person to support a candidate or for ageneral conduct of elections, shall be forfeited and pooled into a common fund foruse by the Election Committee to defray election expenses.Section 8.
Failure to assume office.
Failure or inability of the officerelected to assume office within 30 days following his/her date of assumption of office shall result in the forfeiture of his/her election in which event, the ElectionCommittee shall certify the candidate who garnered the next highest vote and shalldeclare such candidate duly elected.
Rule 2 – The Elections Committee
Composition and term of office.
There shall be an ElectionCommittee which shall be an independent body respectively elected by the GeneralAssembly, the Conference in Session, and the Local Congregation.a.)The National Elections Committee shall be composed of ten (10) members.Six (6) of whom shall come from the six (6) Jurisdictional Areas, each Jurisdictional Area being entitled to one representative elected by thecorresponding Jurisdictional Area Cabinet (JAC). The other four (4) membersshall be elected at large by the General Assembly or its National Council. Nomember of the Committee shall be an incumbent National Officer or memberof the General Assembly or its National Council. The Chairperson of theCommittee shall vote only to break a tie. The members of the NationalElections Committee shall serve for a term of four (4) years. In no case shall amember of the Committee serve for more than 2 consecutive terms.