2020 Elections

Election Information

Regular members in good standing will be able to vote electronically from November 1-15, 2020 for the 2021 Regular Board Member and Officer positions. There will not be a candidate for Associate Members in 2020.


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 86th Annual Conference, August 30 - September 2, 2020. 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

  • Election Voting Regions - Board of Directors Candidates are placed in one of three positions on the ballot according to their membership status. The geographic makeup of the three positions is determined by the Nominating Committee, subject to approval by the Board of Directors. The geographic makeup is re-examined every five (5) years, to ensure equal representation of members within each geographic area.
  • Nominating Committee
  • IAAO Conflict of Interest Policy
  • IAAO Code of Conduct
Questions can be directed here.

Important Dates

Monday, July 6, 2020

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, 2020

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

Friday, August 14, 2020

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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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, 2020

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. 

Friday, November 20, 2020

Election results are certified.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

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, 2020

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.