Announcement – 2021 ISOC-DC Council Elections

The Chapter’s Council has scheduled the 2021 election of Council members to take place from May 21 through May 28, 2021, with the election results to be announced in June. The election will be conducted by online voting.

Council Terms

Council members are elected for two-year terms and may serve up to three (3) consecutive terms. 

Role of Council Members

The Council meets a minimum of four times annually. Once elected, the new Council appoints the officers of the Chapter — two Co-Convenors (President and Vice President), a Treasurer, and a Secretary.

The Council has oversight of the activities of the Chapter and works closely with Chapter Members, the Executive Director, and Co-Convenors to carry out the activities of the Chapter.

Number of Available Seats

There are currently six members of the Council, with one vacated seat that will be filled during this election. Based on the level of interest and number of eligible candidates, the current Council may choose to add additional vacancies.

Eligibility

Under the Chapter’s Bylaws, only Chapter members who reside OR work within the Chapter’s geographical boundaries — Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia — can vote and be a candidate for Council membership.

Expressions of Interest

At this time, the Chapter is calling for Expressions of Interest. If you, or someone you know, are interested in running for the Council, please make your submission using this form

If you submit on behalf of someone other than yourself, please confirm their interest before making your submission. 

Timeline

  • April 26  – May 12 – Call for Expression of Interest (Submission Form closes at 23:59 EDT on May 16)
  • May 29 – Candidates announced
  • May 21 – 28 – Election Held 
  • June 4 – Election Results Announced

Election Procedure

The Election Committee, consisting of Judith Hellerstein and Dustin Loup, will review the potential candidates and circulate the final list to the membership ahead of the elections. 

On May 21, the Election Committee will circulate the instructions for voting. Each eligible Chapter member may submit one ballot, selecting multiple candidates for the Council up to the number of available seats. 

Eligibility to vote is based on the geographical requirements described above. 

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We note that the Chapter has an open and co-operative structure and welcomes the involvement of and contributions from all Chapter members, whether located in the Chapter’s geographic area or around the world, whether a Chapter Council member or not.

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