|March 4, 2011
All members are encouraged to click the link to the VoteNet election ballot and cast votes for the candidates of their choice. Election closes March 15.
Candidates, members, and sections are prohibited by AACE and election rules from campaigning for the election for or against any candidate, or a slate of candidates.
A complete list of the candidates, their bios and goals was published in the January issue of the Cost Engineering journal and are posted here. Only one candidate will be elected to each Board office.
Regional Candidates Include:
Constitution and Bylaws Amendments
Voters will also find three AACE Constitution and Bylaws amendments on the ballot:
Canadian members in Region 1 will be voting on a new Constitution and Bylaws for AACE Canada. Canadian members voted on amendments in 2008, but the Canadian government refused to recognize the changes. After a consultant was hired, AACE Canada was advised to put this new document up for a vote.
The full text of the proposed new document is published in the February issue of the Cost Engineering journal and there are electronic links to the original and 2008 versions on AACE's website.
About the Election:
VoteNet Solutions will be the independent outside entity providing the electronic ballots, but all ballots will be accessed from AACE's website. Eligible voters were given access to the online ballots beginning at 12:01 a.m. on February 1, and voting will end at midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on March 15.
The AACE Constitution and Bylaws provides for dues paid members to have the privilege of voting. Associate members do not get to vote on the Constitution and Bylaws amendments but can vote for candidates for office. Student members do not have voting privileges. All eligible voters are urged to participate and cast votes.
Anyone with election questions, or who encounters any problems in trying to vote, needs to email firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief explanation of the question/problem. The editor/election clerk or another headquarters staff member will email the member back. An attempt is made to reply the same business day during the work week, or no later than the next business day.
Most voting issues or problems can be quickly addressed and resolved. Members who pay dues or are added in 2011 can be manually added to if not on the approved voter list by emailing email@example.com.