Election guidelines allow candidates to have published or posted, up to a 100 word biography and up to 200 words for goals and objectives for their respective offices. The candidate submissions are published on the following pages. This is the official slate of candidates as presented by the Nominating Committee.
Annual AACE International elections are conducted electronically. AACE International has contracted with Votenet Solutions of Washington, DC, to provide the needed software and electronic voting expertise. Members will be able to link to the voting site through this
website by clicking on a "Vote Now" button which will appear when voting
has opened. Once at the voting site, members will use their member identification number and password to access the ballot and vote. All candidate bios, goals, and photos will be easily accessible for review at the electronic site. All AACE International members eligible to vote in the 2014 election are urged to read and review the biographies of each candidate, along with their goals and objectives for the office they seek, before they complete their ballot.
Campaigning is Prohibited
The Association Board recognizes that the professional reputation and experience of candidates for Association office are ample testimony to their qualifications and ability to serve. Further, it is believed that these credentials do not need amplification and that campaigning for office by, or on behalf of, candidates is unnecessary, undesirable, and unprofessional.
After nomination, campaigning is defined as organized oral or written solicitation of votes or support either by a candidate or by an individual member or Section on behalf of a candidate. A proven violation of this policy shall be considered as prejudicial to the best interests of the Association and a breach of professional ethics. Such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action as provided for in the Association Bylaws. Further, a proven violation(s) of this policy by an aspirant to office, after due hearing in accord with the Bylaws, shall disqualify said individual from holding Association office.
The AACE International Canon of Ethics also states that, "Members will not campaign, solicit support, or otherwise coerce other cost professionals to support their candidacy or the candidacy of a colleague for elective office in a technical association."
Additional Nominations May be Made by Member Petitions
Under Article II, Section 4 of the AACE International Constitution and Bylaws, "Other nominations for the office of Director, or the office of an Officer of the Association, may be made by a petition signed by at least twenty (20) members or associate members in good standing. . The petitioners shall be responsible for (a) obtaining in writing the agreement of the nominee to serve if elected, (b) securing the biographical data of the nominee, (c) submitting the petitions, the agreement and the biographical data to be received by the Vice President-Administration no later than December 15, 2013.) Members are encouraged to submit petitions for individuals whom they believe are qualified, but no individual may circulate or cause to be circulated, a petition on his or her own behalf.