2014 Board Election Schedule
May 1 – Period to declare candidacy for the IRE Board begins
May 30 – Deadline for candidates to file to appear on the initial ballot
June 9 – Voting period begins, candidate statements posted online
June 26 – Deadline to get on the ballot
June 28 – Candidate forum at 6 p.m., voting closes at 7:30 p.m. PDT
Starting May 1 we will begin accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors. Seven of the board’s 13 seats are up for election.
For the first time this year, elections for the IRE Board of Directors will involve electronic voting only, and the polls will be open for about a month. The goal is to make it as easy for as many members as possible to vote.
The initial filing period for candidates is May 1-30. All candidates filing by this time will appear on the initial ballot when voting begins on June 9.
While online voting will be open both before and during the IRE Conference this summer, we’re still holding a candidate forum at the membership meeting and hoping lots of members will come to learn more about the candidates. Information about each candidate will also be posted online for those who can’t attend.
There will be no absentee ballots.
As in the past, candidates may join the election after the initial May 1-30 filing period. However, voting will have already begun, which could diminish a late-filing candidate's chances of being elected.
To learn more about candidacy and IRE’s electronic voting system, click here.