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IRE Board of Directors Elections

The filing period has begun for those planning to run for the IRE Board of Directors. Seven seats on the 13-member board are up for election. The election will be held at our annual conference in Las Vegas, on June 12.

To see candidate statements click here.

The IRE Board serves as the governing body of IRE and generally meets in person two times a year to discuss and vote on IRE business. One of the meetings is at the annual IRE Conference in June. The board periodically has conference calls.

Directors serve on committees and task forces made up of board members and appointed non-board IRE members.

The seats are for two-year terms, and incumbents may seek re-election to the board. A board position is unpaid; board members and their news organizations are expected to pay all, or a substantial amount, of travel expenses to board meetings. IRE will provide limited help in cases of need. Candidates must be IRE members in the professional or academic category.

Board members are expected to help raise funds and contribute financial or other resources to the organization. In addition, they lose eligibility to enter the IRE Awards contest if they have a significant role in the contest entry.

Here is the schedule for this year’s elections. Click here for details about each part of the process:

  • April 26: Deadline for candidates to file and appear on absentee ballots; opening day for absentee ballot requests.
  • April 30: Candidates statements posted online on the IRE Web site
  • May 24: Last day to request absentee ballots
  • May 26: Deadline for candidates to be listed on the Web site (5 p.m. Central Standard Time)
  • June 2: Deadline for absentee ballots to reach the IRE office
  • June 11: Final deadline (at noon Central Standard Time) to declare candidacy for the election-day ballot
  • June 12: Board elections at annual membership meeting

To file for candidacy, send an email to

To request an absentee ballot, send a request to

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