2015 IPA Election
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR NOMINATION FOR ELECTION TO IPA OFFICE
The following positions will be filled in the IPA's 2015 elections:
- President and Vice President (to take office in 2017)
- Treasurer (to take office in 2015) and
- 21 Representatives to the IPA Board (7 from each IPA region, to take office in 2015).
All Representative posts will be voted upon in the relevant region only. The officer posts will be voted upon by all members.
To qualify, candidates in these elections must have either:
1) a proposal from a Component Society or the Regional Association (or any of its affiliates), or
2) a proposal from 10 IPA Members.
PRESIDENT-ELECT and VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT (globally elected):
The President and Vice President are elected as a ‘Presidential team’. There is a geographic rotation system in place which ensures that these officers come in turn from each region. The President and Vice President for the terms 2017-19 and 2019-21 must be from the Latin America region. Before taking office the President and Vice President serve for two years (2015-17) as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect. Proposals for Presidential teams will be forwarded to the Central Nominating Committee.
TREASURER (globally elected):
The current Treasurer, Juan Carlos Weissmann, will have served 2 full consecutive terms of 2 years and will therefore not be eligible for re-election. Under the geographic rotation system the next IPA Treasurer must be from the North America region. Proposals for the position of Treasurer will be forwarded to the Central Nominating Committee.
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD (regionally elected):
Proposals for the 21 Representative positions will be forwarded to the relevant Regional Nominating Committees. Each Regional Nominating Committee will aim to put forward between 11 and 14 candidates for the 7 positions within its region. Eight of the current Representatives are eligible for re-election, but will not be slated automatically and must be proposed in the same way as other nominees.
Please note that these 13 Representatives have served two full consecutive terms and are therefore NOT eligible for re-election:
Anna Maria Nicolò Corigliano
Altamirando Matos de Andrade Jr
Beatriz De Léon de Bernardi
Mónica Siedmann de Armesto
Howard B Levine
Mary Kay O'Neil
Robert Lindsay Pyles
ALL PROPOSALS FOR NOMINATION MUST REACH BROOMHILLS BY 31 JULY 2014
c/o Stephen Thierman (e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
No proposal received after this date will be accepted unless specifically invited by a Nominating Committee.
Important note: Names proposed will not automatically be put forward for election.
The Nominating Committees will decide on the names that appear on the final slate according to IPA criteria. The IPA Procedural Code document Rules, Limits and Procedures for IPA Elections can be found here.
Please note that, except with the Board's express consent, a member of a Provisional Society or Study Group who is not also a member of a Component Society or the Regional Association, is not eligible to run for elected office. Only IPA Members of Component Societies or the Regional Association may stand for election to President, Vice President and Treasurer.
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