Society Nominations & Elections

Election Process Calendar:

February Solicitation of names of potential candidates at mid-winter Board meeting
May Solicitation of potential candidates by a broadcast email announcement to professional members
Letter to Board of Directors, Area Directors, Chapter Presidents, Practice Specialty Administrators, Society Council members, Society Past Presidents and Delegates
June Board review of potential candidates
July 15 Solicitation of potential candidates by a broadcast email announcement to professional members
Letter to Board of Directors, Area Directors, Chapter Presidents, Practice Specialty Administrators, Society Council members, Society Past Presidents and Delegates
August 15 Society Office Nominations Due
November 1 Regional Nominating Committee nomination packages due for Regional Vice Presidents and Area Directors (as applicable)
November 15 Slate announced
November 15 Petition process begins
December 1 Petition submissions due
December 15 Final Slate Announced
February Slate and biographies published in Professional Safety
February Candidate slate, biographies, platform statements published on web site
March 1 Election mail ballot and online voting starts
April 1 Election mail ballot and online voting ends
April 15 Election Results announced

 

Offices Elected and Timing

Odd-Numbered Years [2007, 2009, 2011, etc.]

Senior Vice President  one year term
Vice President, Professional Development  two year term
Vice President, Professional Affairs  two year term
Vice President, Region 1  two year term
Vice President, Region 3  two year term
Vice President, Region 5  two year term
Vice President, Region 7  two year term

 

Even-Numbered Years [2008, 2010, 2012, etc]

Senior Vice President  one year term
Vice President, Finance  two year term
Vice President, Practices & Standards  two year term
Vice President, Region 2  two year term
Area Directors, Region 2 two year term
Vice President, Region 4  two year term
Area Directors, Region 4 two year term
Vice President, Region 6  two year term
Vice President, Region 8  two year term
Area Directors, Region 8 two year term

 

ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE A PROFESSIONAL MEMBER!

Overview: The Senior Vice President chairs the Council on Member/Region Affairs. This is a very important position in the Society and succeeds to President-Elect and President in subsequent years.

The Vice President of Finance is a member of the Society's Executive Committee and chairs the Finance Committee. The Vice President of Practices & Standards chairs the Council on Practices & Standards. The Vice President of Professional Affairs chairs the Council on Professional Affairs. The Vice President on Professional Development chairs the Council on Professional Development.

Specific Requirements: SOG 6.33 Criteria for Candidates for National Office

Nomination Deadlines/Procedures: Nominations for Society Offices for the positions of Senior Vice President, Vice President-Finance, Vice President-Practices and Standards, Vice President-Professional Development and Vice-President are due at Society Headquarters by August 15 prior to the next Society Election.

Nominations for offices of Regional Vice Presidents and Area Directors are due to the Regional Nominating Committee by their publicized deadline. Nominations are due into Society Headquarters from the Regional Nominating Committee by November 1st prior to the Society Election.

If you are interested in one of these elective positions or know of someone who is interested, please follow the requirements in SOG 6.31 Nomination and Election of National Officers.

Additional Information and Forms:

Petition Process: Society Bylaws also allow interested individuals who are not nominated by the Nominations & Elections Committee to petition for inclusion on the election ballot. Petition candidates must meet all qualifications for the office they seek, plus provide a petition with a specific number of signatures as outlined in Bylaws Article VII, Section 4, and Section 6.31, Article IX of the Society Operations Guide. The specific number of signatures for positions to be elected is available annually by November 1.

Mail Ballot Information: Society Election mail ballots will be sent annually to members by email who have not indicated their preference by January 1 to receive an electronic ballot.

Sign-up for Electronic Ballot: ASSE Members, make your personal preference to receive an electronic election ballot instead of a mail ballot. An electronic ballot allows you to receive election information faster and vote faster using an online election web site. Make your electronic ballot request today to: customerservice@asse.org

Nomination and Election Questions: Contact Dolores Kopp at dkopp@asse.org or Terry Wilkinson at twilkinson@asse.org.