Voting Provisions in Standing Rules

2.15 Voting Rights – With the exception of International and Organizational Affiliates, all classes and subcategories of members, in good standing, shall have the right to vote, make and second motions, place names in nomination, be nominated for and hold office, and serve on committees.

8.1 Election of Officers – There shall be an election of officers for the IAWP Board of Directors each spring.  The election shall commence 60 days prior to the date of the annual meeting of the members and will end 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting.  The dates of the election and sample ballot shall be published in an official IAWP publication distributed to members and be posted on the IAWP website. All names forwarded by the nominations committees shall appear on the ballot.  The ballot may also include items forwarded by the Board of Directors or the membership as prescribed in this manual.

8.2 Special Elections –  From time to time the Board of Directors may choose to refer an issue to the membership for a vote.  The election shall be open for a minimum of 60 days.  The dates of the election and a sample ballot shall be published in an official IAWP publication distributed to members and be posted on the IAWP website.

8.3 Voter Guide –  The Administrative Office shall prepare a voter’s guide that will include for Officer Elections, each candidate’s biography, candidate, and photo as well as information on any issue forwarded to the members by the Board of Directors. For special elections the voter guide will include a description and explanation of the issue forwarded by the Board of Directors.  The voter guide may be published as part of an IAWP official publication that is distributed to members.

8.4 Eligibility to Vote –  All members entitled at the start of the election to cast such vote shall be afforded an opportunity to cast a ballot.

8.5 Method of Voting – Voting shall take place through a portal on the IAWP website. Members that do not have access to the internet may request a paper ballot be sent to them by the Administrative Office.  All paper ballots must be received in the IAWP Administrative Office at least 10 days prior to the close of the election. The Board of Directors may choose to allow paper ballots at the Annual Workforce Development Conference up to the voting deadline.

8.6 Certification of Vote – The IAWP Administrative Office and IAWP Secretary/Treasurer shall certify the vote and results of the election.

8.7 Results – The results of the voting shall be published in an official IAWP publication distributed to members and be posted on the IAWP website after the voting period has closed and the vote and results certified.

8.8 Binding Results  – The voting results shall be binding on the membership and the Board of Directors.

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