IRE is accepting applications for candidates for the IRE Board of Directors and for judges for the IRE Awards. This year, six of the board’s 13 seats are up for election. Two Contest Committee members, who judge the IRE Awards, also will be elected. Board seats are two-year terms while contest committee seats are one-year terms. The initial filing period ends Friday, May 7.
All candidates who file by May 7 will appear on the initial ballot when voting begins in mid-May. Information and video statements from each candidate will be posted online.
You also can declare candidacy for IRE’s Contest Committee, which judges the IRE Awards. Those interested in judging will apply using the same procedure as IRE Board candidates, and two judges will be selected on the same ballot.
Interested candidates may attend an onboarding webinar in late April to better understand the responsibilities of a board member, the dos and don'ts of being a board member, and have an opportunity to participate in a Q&A. The live webinar will feature current and past board members. Details coming soon.
As in the past, candidates may join the election after the initial filing period. However, voting already will have begun, which could diminish a late-filing candidate’s chances of being elected. To be considered, a late-filing candidate must be nominated by 5 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, June 18.
For more details, including how to declare candidacy, please review our 2021 Board Election webpage.