The International Ombudsman Association has announced two significant revisions to the process for electing directors. The first change concerns the timing of the election. The voting deadline has been advanced from late February to mid-December, thus separating the elections process from membership renewal. IOA members will now be able to vote based on their past year membership status. The second change increases the substantive information about the candidates. In prior years, candidates were limited to a short personal statement and the name of their employer. Now, candidates will have the opportunity to provide a more substantive statement. Other restrictions on eligibility are unchanged. Nominations from the IOA membership are due by October 26, 2009.
Related post: Balloting Begins for IOA Board (2007); Slate for 2009 IOA Board Election.