2019 Elections

Election Information

Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2019 for the 2020 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. There will not be a candidate for Associate Members in 2019.

Special Note

Per IAAO Procedural Rule the election voting regions were updated in 2017 to allocate members equally among the three regions. A limited number of changes were made and members are encouraged to review the regions to note the new alignment. Regions are reviewed every five years, with the next review scheduled for 2022.


The Nominating Committee will be reviewing all candidate applications. Candidates will be notified on or before August 1st as to whether their name will appear on the slate. The slate will formally be announced at the 85th Annual Conference, September 8-11, 2019, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Profiles for all candidates on the slate will be made available online and in Fair + Equitable magazine once all candidates are notified.

General Election Items

Questions can be directed here.

Important Dates

Monday, July 1, 2019

Candidate questionnaires must be completed and submitted to the Executive Director for distribution to the Nominating Committee. Candidate profile forms and photographs must be submitted to the Executive Director for inclusion with the official ballots.

Prior to August 1, 2019

Nominating Committee Meeting to plan for any needed candidate interviews. Nominating Committee conducts any needed candidate interviews prior to the annual conference.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Slate of candidates nominated is certified by the Nominating Committee Chair to the Executive Director by August 15. The Executive Director shall post the list of candidates on the website immediately following certification and notification to the candidates. The Executive Director shall publicize the names of the members nominated in an IAAO publication as soon as possible.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Individuals wishing to be nominated by petition must submit completed petitions to the Executive Director within five (5) days of the end of annual conference.

November 1 - 15, 2019

Election in progress. Ballots, and profiles shall be sent electronically to all regular members by November 1. A separate ballot shall be sent electronically to all associate members in the year for which an election for the Board of Directors associate member position occurs and shall contain only the candidates for the Board of Directors associate member position. 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Election campaign reports must be filed with the Executive Director.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Candidates wishing to challenge the election results must transmit challenges, in writing, to the Executive Director so that the challenges are received no later than December 31.

After December 31, 2019

Election results shall be certified at the first Board of Directors Meeting following the December 31 challenge deadline or the first meeting after any challenge is resolved. The vote to destroy the ballots occurs.