you are already a member of the International Association of Applied
Ontology (IAOA), it is now time for you to elect our next Executive
Council and to participate in the the upcoming first IAOA Assembly.
The assembly will begin virtually and culminate in a face-to-face
Assembly Meeting in Toronto on May 13, 2010 (all dates below are for
the year 2010.) In accordance with the “Transitory Provisions” of
the IAOA Statute, all present (transitional) IAOA Executive Council
members will be stepping down and a newly elected Executive Council
will take over.
you are not yet an IAOA member, it is not too late to get involved.
Participating in the Assembly, nominating, standing as, and voting
for candidates for the Executive Council requires that you be a
member; so join and start shaping the association that you want,
email describes in detail the procedure that will be followed to
elect our new Executive Council.
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April 6 - April 23
from today (April 6) you can nominate any individual (including
yourself) as a candidate for membership in the next IAOA Executive
any person may nominate or be nominated, only individuals who are
verified, as an IAOA member in good standing prior to the actual
election, may nominate or be a proper candidate to go on the ballot.
make a nomination, either send an email to the [iaoa-member] mailing
(if you are already an IAOA member) or write an email to our
Election Coordinators (Stefano Borgo <borgo@xxxxxxxxxx>
and Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>)
providing (A) your name/affiliation/email-address, (B) the nominee's
name/affiliation/email-address, and (C)
a citation stating why your nominee would make a good candidate for
the IAOA EC.
individual making a nomination should be responsible for
communicating with the nominee, see to it that they both meet the
membership requirement, and get the nominee to send his/her
acceptance (on the nomination and candidacy) to the Election
Coordinators in writing (via email to Stefano Borgo
and Peter Yim <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>).
nomination period closes at midnight April 23 (CEST).
necessary, IAOA EC will facilitate a fast track membership approval
for individuals involved in the nomination process, in case they
weren't already members of IAOA (max 3 days from the time membership
fee is received into the IAOA bank account).
and discussion: April 6 - April 26
a nominee has been verified to be a member in good standing, and has
accepted the nomination, he/she can start his/her campaign
activities on the [iaoa-member] mailing list
Candidates are encouraged to make position statements and plans they
have if elected to the EC. Other IAOA Members are invited to ask
questions, seek clarifications on the candidates' plans etc.
items to be voted on by the Assembly will also be introduced and
discussed during this period.
mailing list has no moderator and IAOA members are encouraged to
and discussion will close on midnight April 26 (CEST).
start of the First IAOA Assembly: April 27
President shall call the Assembly to order (virtually, in an email
message), and publish the list of candidates that may be elected to
the next IAOA Executive Council membership, along with other items
that will be on the (electronic) ballot.
members are expected to respond to this message to confirm their
presence at this virtual assembly (as we will need to satisfy the
quorum requirement, as stipulated in the IAOA Statute.)
error or discrepancy found on the published list should be reflected
to the IAOA President and the Election Coordinators on the same day
(Apr. 27) for rectification.
April 28 - May 3
members can vote online from April 28 till midnight May 3 (CEST).
web address and access details will be distributed before the opening
of the ballot.
member can cast one vote on each topic.
vote for the IAOA EC means the selection of up to 9 members from the
list of candidates.
vote for an item means the selection of one among the provided
options for that item.
votes are anonymous.
9 members that receive more votes among the candidates for the EC are
elected and will form the new IAOA EC.
the case of a tie, the candidate that became IAOA member first (based
on the date the person signed up as an IAOA member) will be elected.
If there is still a tie, the youngest is elected.
members that are elected will form the new IAOA Executive Committee
and will take office during the IAOA Assembly face-to-face meeting on
May 13 (Toronto, Canada).
other items, the option that receives more votes is chosen. In the case of a tie, the President chooses one among the options that received the highest number of votes.
we run into the situation that we were not able to meet the quorum
requirement, in which case a second call will be necessary (and hence
the schedule may be delayed,) the outcome
of the voting will be announced to the [iaoa-member] mailing list by
election announcement: April 6 (email to be sent by the IAOA
secretary … i.e. this message)
nomination and discussion opens: April 6
campaigning: upon completion of the
nomination-verification-acceptance of a candidate
nomination closes: April 23
campaigning and discussion closes: April 26
candidate list and other ballot items published: April 27
ballot opens: April 28
ballot closes: end-of-day May 3 (Monday, CEST)
announcement of election results: May 5
free to contact me if you need further information.
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