December 30, 2009

Update: IOA Voids Election Results, Reopens Voting

In an email to members yesterday, the International Ombudsman Association acknowledged problems in its latest board election and asked members to vote again.
As many of you are aware, there have been some concerns voiced on the IOA listserv regarding the most recent election of IOA directors. Although the goal of the Nominations and Elections Committee (NEC) was to improve our election process by making each candidate’s personal statement and responses to questions posed by the Committee available in advance for review and consideration by all voters, it has become increasingly clear to us that such was not the case. Despite our best intentions, votes were cast before all of the candidate information was posted on the IOA website. Because we believe that conducting a fair election requires that all voters have access to the same information regarding the candidates, the Board and the NEC decided to conduct the election again. All of the previous votes have been discarded; we are asking eligible members to vote again for the candidates of their choice. Your prior ballot will not count; you must vote again if you wish to participate in this year’s election.

The committee asked members to review the candidates' information available on the IOA website and to recast their ballot by Friday, January 15, 2010. Results of the election are expected to be announced at the IOA conference in April.

Prior posts: IOA Revises Board Balloting, Calls for Nominations; Balloting Opens for IOA Board of Directors.

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