Election Deadlines & Procedures

Congratulations on your interest in being a candidate for IAAO leadership! We have received the required documentation for your candidacy, and it has been provided to the Nominating Committee. For reference, listed below are important deadlines, a recap of the required documentation, as well as additional information relating to the candidacy and election process.  I would invite you to call us any time with additional questions. 

Important Deadlines

The Election Calendar for 2021 is attached. Please review it carefully, as IAAO must strictly adhere to these deadlines. 

JULY 1 Date by which Candidate Questionnaire and supporting materials, profile form and photo returned to HQ 
AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1 Candidates are introduced at the Annual Conference
NOVEMBER 1 - 15 Balloting is conducted via online ballot
NOVEMBER 20 Election results are certified
DECEMBER 7 Campaign election reports must be filed with the Executive Director
 

When Candidates CANNOT Run

All candidates will be carefully considered. It is important to note, however, that candidates from the following states or province CANNOT run for Board of Directors regular positions that begin in 2021, as there are already sitting regular board members from these states and provinces in 2021:   Florida, Maine, North Carolina, Ontario (Canada), Texas, and Hawaii.  This does not apply to the officer positions. 

Staff Support:
Your staff contact for questions on election matters relating to filing of the Candidate Questionnaire and related documents is Mindy Murphy-Watson, Executive Administrator (watson@iaao.org). You may also contact the Nominating Committee Chair Doris Koch at dkoch@taad.org.

Your First Step - The Candidate Questionnaire

Go online at www.iaao.org and fill out the candidate questionnaire.  The Candidate Questionnaire and supporting documents (Candidate Profile and Photo) must be submitted no later than July 1, 2021.  

Your Next Step - Candidate Profile Form

The Candidate Profile Form is also submitted online.  This candidate profile will be posted on the IAAO Website and printed in the Fair+Equitable magazine. Please note the following rules regarding the profile:
1)  Your profile must be 1,800 characters or less (See attached info from IAAO’s procedural rules).
2)  Endorsements will not be listed in the profile material.
3)  You must provide a photo for the candidate profile brochure:
head shot, 
color preferred, 
electronic photo in a .jpg or .tif format, 300 dpi or greater.

You must submit your candidate profile and photo by July 1, 2021. It is to your advantage to send it as early as possible so any issues can be addressed. 

Interview Process

Candidate interviews will NOT take place at the conference. The Nominating Committee will review all of the information from candidates and decide whether or not an interview is necessary. The candidate will be notified on or before August 1 as to whether their name will appear on the slate. The slate will formally be announced at the  Annual Conference, August 29 – September 1, in Chicago.

Promoting Your Candidacy

Once the Nominating Committee has chosen the slate, candidates will be provided with options for promoting their candidacy.

2021 Electronic Voting

All IAAO members in good standing will be able to vote electronically November 1-15, 2021.  In 2021 Regular Members will vote for the Regular Board Member and Officer positions.  In 2021 there will be a candidate for Associate Member.

On behalf of the 2021 Nominating Committee, we thank you again for your interest in serving IAAO in a leadership capacity. Should you submit the necessary information for candidacy and later encounter circumstances that will prevent you from running or make you ineligible for the position you are seeking, please notify Executive Director Debra McGuire (mcguire@iaao.org), or the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Doris Koch (dkoch@taad.org), as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact IAAO at 816-701-8100.