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Election Process Calendar

Date Action
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 Delegate
June Board review of potential candidates.
July 15 Solicitation of potential candidates by a broadcast email announcement to Professional Members.
August 15 Society Office Nominations Due.  Regional nomination packages due to Regional Nominating Chairs for Regional Vice Presidents and Area Directors (as applicable).
October 1 Regional nominations due to Society Headquarters – submitted by Regional Nomination Chairs
November 1 Slate announced.
December 1 Petition submissions due.
December 15 Final Slate announced.
February Slate and biographies published in Professional Safety. Slate, biographies, and platform statements published on website.
March 1 Election voting begins
March 31 Election voting ends at 5:00 p.m. EST.
April 15 Election results announced.

Offices Elected and Timing

Odd-Numbered Years (2009, 2011, 2013, 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
  • Area Director, Region 2 Area B: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 4 South Florida; Louisiana: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 6, Southern Area: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 8 Metropolitan; Keystone: 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
  • Vice President, Region 4: Two Year Term
  • Vice President, Region 6: Two Year Term
  • Vice President, Region 8: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 2, Area A: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 4, Georgia/North Florida; Alabama/Mississippi: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 6, Northern Area: Two Year Term
  • Area Director, Region 8, Empire State; New England : 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.

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.

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.

Ballot Information

All members will be sent an electronic ballot and can vote online. Members who want to receive a mail ballot must request one by January 1.

Nominations and Elections Committee
6.31 Nomination and Election of National Officers (Candidate Petition Signature Form) (Criteria Ranking Form)
6.32 Nomination and Election of Regional Vice Presidents and Area Directors
6.33 Criteria for Candidates for National Office
6.34 Accountability for Elected Officers (Accountability Letters)
6.35 Rules for Campaigning After Nomination for Society Office
6.36 Tellers Committee Operating Procedures

Nomination and Election Questions

Contact Geri Golonka at gglonka@asse.org or Kim McDowell kmcdowell@asse.org