If 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, sign-up today!
email describes in detail the procedure that will be followed to elect our new
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Nomination: April 6 - April 23
Starting from today (April 6) you can nominate any individual
(including yourself) as a candidate for membership in the next IAOA Executive
While 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 list
<iaoa-member@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> (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
<borgo@xxxxxxxxxx> and Peter Yim
nomination period closes at midnight April 23 (CEST).
Where 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).
Campaigning 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 <iaoa-member@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>. 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'
Other 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 interact
Campaigning and discussion will close on midnight April 26
Official start of the First IAOA Assembly: April
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
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
Ballot: April 28 - May 3
members can vote online from April 28 till midnight May 3
web address and access details will be distributed before the opening of the
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
vote for an item means the selection of one among the provided options for
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,
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.
Unless 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 May 5.
Summary: election time-table
election announcement: April 6 (email to be sent by the IAOA secretary … i.e.
nomination and discussion opens: April 6
campaigning: upon completion of the nomination-verification-acceptance of a
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
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