The online voting process comprises two phases:
(1) Nomination and confirmation, and
The election process will begin in October and will end November 30 of each year.
1. Nomination and confirmation phase. (October)
Any Active member in good standing may nominate any other Active member in good standing for an open position on the board. After verification and receipt of the completed nominee questionnaire, the nominee will be placed on the slate of candidates.
2. Voting Phase. (November)
Members will log-on to a secure voting website and will be allowed to vote once for each open position. Individual votes by members will remain undisclosed and confidential. Only the final result(s) will become public knowledge.
Newly elected members will be notified within seven (7) days of the close of voting and are expected to attend the pre- and post-conference spring board meetings as well as the annual fall board meeting.
Under supervision of the Vice-President (as defined in the Bylaws of the Association), the Secretary will administer the time-line for the election process.*
Phase I: The nomination and confirmation phase (October).
First week of October
The Secretary announces the start of the nomination and confirmation phase. The announcement will be sent via e-mail to all active members and posted on the Association's website.
The Secretary sends a notice to the general membership and posts notice on the Association's website that the voting phase is open. Included in the message is a link to the on-line voting website. Included on the voting website are links to the summary statements from each candidate.