2015 Board Election Schedule
April 13 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins
May 11 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot
May 18 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online
June 4 – Deadline to get on the ballot (5 p.m. EDT)
June 5 – Candidate forum at 6 p.m EDT
June 6 – Voting closes at 6:30 p.m. EDT
We are now accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. This year six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election.
The initial filing period for candidates is April 13 - May 11. All candidates filing by this time will appear on the initial ballot when voting begins on May 18.
Electronic online voting will be open both before and during the IRE Conference this summer. Those coming to the conference will have a chance to hear from the candidates. We'll have a formal spot in Philadelphia where conference attendees can get to know the candidates. Look for more information on that in the coming weeks. Information about each candidate will also be posted online for those who can’t attend.
As in the past, candidates may join the election after the initial filing period. However, voting will have already begun, which could diminish a late-filing candidate's chances of being elected.
One new aspect to this year's election is that, for the first time, you'll also be voting for two members of IRE's Contest Committee, which judges the IRE Awards. In the past, these positions have been filled by an on-site vote held after the results of the IRE Board elections are announced. Instead, those interested in judging will apply using the same procedure as IRE Board candidates, and will be selected on the same ballot. Contest Committee candidates' information will also be available on the IRE website, but they will not make speeches at the conference.