2014 IAWTV Board Elections Announced


August 11, 2014

On Monday, August 11, 2014, The IAWTV begins the process for electing members to the Board of Directors. The Election is conducted by secret ballot votes of the eligible voting members of the IAWTV which are managed by the Academy Administrator. E-mail all nominations to board2013@iawtv.org.


A member shall be eligible for the Board if s/he is currently an Active Member, has been a member of the IAWTV for at least 6 months prior to the start of the term of office (in this case became a member by February 11, 2014), and has neither been suspended nor subject to any other disciplinary action prior to the effective date of the election. 


The election opens with a call for nominations. Any Active Member regardless of location can nominate himself/herself, or any other IAWTV members regardless of location for an open seat. If you are an Active Member in good standing you are eligible to participate and will receive a link to submit your nominations next week. The number of allowable nominations, including yourself, may not exceed the total number of seats available which is 6. 

Accept / Decline Nominations 

Following the call for nominations, members who have been nominated will be contacted by the Academy Administrator to accept or decline her/his nomination. Upon acceptance of a nomination, the Active Member must provide a statement about why s/he is running for the Board for publication to the membership (Candidate Statement). Failure to submit a Candidate Statement shall result in forfeiture of the nomination. The IAWTV will then publish the complete list of candidates on IAWTV.org and their statements will be emailed to each Active Member for review. 

Voting and Term of Office 

After the campaign/review period, the ballots listing the candidates shall be emailed to the voting membership and must be submitted by the designated deadline per the timeline below. 

The top 6 candidates will be selected to serve on the board. If there is a tie preventing the selection of exactly 6, there will be a runoff election to determine which of the tie-holders will serve. Those elected to office shall have met a majority of votes cast by the IAWTV voting membership and will serve beginning September 10, 2014 through July 31, 2016. 

We look forward to your participation in the election.  A complete timeline has been listed below for your reference. If you have questions about the election process, please email the Academy Administrator at admin@iawtv.org.  

Board of Directors Election Process/Timeline 

6 Board of Directors seats are open for this term. Active Members elected to  the Board during this election will serve September 10, 2014 to July 31, 2016. 

Monday, August 11, 2014 – Tuesday, August 12, 2014 

    Notice of election and process 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:00pm (PST) 

    Call for nominations 

Monday, August 18, 2014 – Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Tally nominations 

Thursday August 21, 2014 – Monday August 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST) 

    Nominees contacted to Accept / Decline their nominations 

    Candidate Statements, for those accepting nominations, must be submitted by Mon. August 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Candidates announced and their statements published for the membership to read. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 – Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 6:00pm (PST) 

   Ballots emailed to voting members 

    Votes due by August 30, 2014 at 6:00pm (PST) 

Saturday, August 30 2014 – Sunday, August 31, 2014 

    Tally Ballots 

Monday, September 1, 2014

    Finalize board member results

    Or, Ballots for runoff emailed to voting members 

    Votes for runoff due by Friday, September 5, 2014 at 6:00pm (PST) 

Saturday, September 6, 2014 – Sunday, September 7, 2014 

    Tally Runoff Ballots 

Week of September 8, 2014

    Results to be announced sometime during the week following verification of the results by the Elections Inspectors 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    New Board Members officially take office