Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 IWRA Officer Elections Scheduled

The 2009 election cycle for the 2010 IWRA officers has been scheduled for December 18 – 30, 2009. Nominations for officers will be taken between December 18 – 24, 2009, 00.00 GMT with elected officers officially taking office on January 01, 2010.

The actual voting will take place using the polling feature of the official IWRA/Yahoo Forum and is scheduled between December 25 – 30, 2009, 00.00 GMT. Once voting is completed and all members are notified of the election results, a period of certification of the election results is performed by the IWRA election committee to make sure that no voting irregularities has accrued. If irregularities are uncovered a miss-polling would be called and a new polling cycle would be scheduled as prescribed in the election rules of the association constitution.

When nominating someone for one of the elected positions, current members are requested to send an e-mail to with the name and office the person is being nominated for. The membership is asked to make contact with their nominee to ensure that they will agree to hold the position if elected. Duties of each position can be found within the association’s constitution at

This election marks the fourth time officer elections have been held since the formation of the association in 2007. The first election of officers was held during December of 2006 using email ballots that were sent to 13 original members at that time. Uses of the polling feature of the IWRA/Yahoo forum was adopted in 2008. The forum polling feature simplifies the election process, speeds up the notification of voting results to the membership and reduces the chances of irregularities in voting. Once polling results are known the results will be posted on the association’s official website for public view.

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