The online voting process is comprised of three phases:
The election process will begin during the first week of October and will end November 30 of each year.
1. Nomination and confirmation phase (October)
Any member in good standing may nominate any other 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.
3. Post-voting (December)
Newly elected members will be notified within seven (7) days of the close of voting and are expected to attend the pre- and post-summit 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 timeline for the election process. If the current Vice President is also a candidate in the election, an individual with no conflict of interest may be appointed by the Executive Board to supervise 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 weekly notice to the general membership that the nomination phase is active.
October 30, 11:59PM CST - Nomination phase closes
Phase II: The voting phase (November)
The Secretary sends a notice to the general membership and posts notice on the Association's website that the voting phase is open. An electronic ballot is emailed separately to each voting eligible member. Included on the voting website are links to the summary statements from each candidate.
The Secretary sends a weekly notice to the general membership that the voting phase is active.
November 30, 11:59PM CST - Voting phase closes
Phase III: Post-voting (December)