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Election of IPS Board Members 2019
From: Martin George, Chair, Elections Committee
The nomination period for IPS members who will stand for IPS board membership in the upcoming elections has now closed. A sufficient number of candidates have been nominated from each continental zone. Thank you to all candidates for accepting nominations!
The board is to consist of the officers (elected as usual, every two years) and up to three board members from each of the following six geographic zones:
Russia has agreed to be part of Europe for this purpose, and future suggestions for inclusion of certain countries within specific continental zones will be determined by the council or board as the needs arise.
The number of board members from each zone is determined by the number of current IPS members:
Duties of board members
When is this happening?
All board members will be elected in 2019. Regions with two members will have a 3-year and a 2-year term (based on the number of votes). Regions with one member will be randomly assigned a 2 or 3 year term. This will ensure that future elections will be staggered so that not all board members end their terms at the same time.
When voting begins in October, all IPS members will vote within their own continental zones. The top people with the highest number of votes will be elected: first, second, and third, depending on the number of board members within that zone.
Instructions on how to vote will be announced at the time of the election.
The new board structure will take effect with the first seating of the board, which will be in Edmonton at the 2020 IPS Conference.
Please contact Martin George at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions about the process.