ISQua Board Elections
Under the terms of ISQua’s Memorandum and Articles of Association a Board election is to be held in 2019.
Members are eligible to propose a nomination, nominate and vote in the Board elections. Further information on the Board elections can be found below.
18 Jun 2019
ISQua Member Renewal Date
In order to nominate, be nominated, or vote in the 2019 Board Elections you, or your organisation, must be a fully paid-up member of ISQua as of 18th June 2019.
If your Membership expires after 18th June 2019, Membership must be renewed before voting opens on 26th July 2019 in order to be included on the voting roll.
18 Jun 2019
19 Jun 2019
Call for Nominations
The Call for Nominations will begin on 19th June 2019. All eligible Members will receive an email with access details for our online nomination system.
18 Jul 2019
Close of Nominations
18 Jul 2019
26 Jul 2019
Voting opens with members being notified via email
22 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
21 Oct 2019
The new Board members commence their term of office
2019 Conference Tracks
ISQua Board Election FAQ's
Any person who is an Individual or Institutional Member in good standing as of 18th June 2019.
Any person who is an Individual or Institutional Member that is an active Member in good standing as of 18th June 2019.
If Membership expires after 18th June 2019, Membership must be renewed before voting opens on 26th July 2019 in order to be included on the voting roll.
Individuals or Institutions joining ISQua after 18th June 2019 will not be eligible to nominate, be nominated, or vote.
All active Members will be sent a Nominations form on 19th June 2019 via email.
The Call for Nominations will remain open until 18th July 2019.
Voting will open on 26th July 2019 and close on 22nd August 2019.
All Members eligible to vote will be contacted with details on how to vote.
The role of ISQua Board members is to ensure ISQua’s success by collectively directing the Society’s affairs to deliver on the strategy, addressing the appropriate interest of its stakeholders and complying with all mandated legislation and regulation.
High standards of governance, transparency and accountability are required.
The aspects of a Board Members work are strategy formulation, ensuring accountability, shaping culture, being aware of external contexts and being an ambassador for ISQua.
Board Members meet six times a year. Two meetings are held face to face, with the remainder held via video conference.
All Board members are expected to participate in governance and advisory committees throughout their term of office.
A document of roles and responsibilties is available here.
Elected Board Members are elected for a period of three years and may serve no more than two consecutive terms of three years.
There are two Institutional Member vacancies and two Individual Member vacancies.
Nominations are submitted using an online nomination system, managed by Electoral Reform Services (ERS).
If you are an active member at the time for the Call for Nominations, you will receive an email with a Nomination form.
Individual Members will receive a nomination form for Individual Members and Institutional Members will receive a nomination form for Institutional Members.
An Individual Member nomination must be supported by two Individual Members.
Institutional Member nominations must be supported by two Institutional Members.
For Institutional Members the Institutional Member is asked to put forward the person who will be representing the organisation on the Board. The proposers for an Institutional Member must be the main contact as registered with ISQua. If the main contact is to be changed please contact Deirdre Burke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Voting instructions will be emailed to all eligible Members by Electoral Reform Services.
The email will contain a unique link which takes each eligible voter to the voting website.
As the link is unique to the voter it cannot be forwarded to anyone else.
Voting will close on 22nd August 2019.
Check your junk/spam folder in case the email has been directed to that email folder.
If the email is not in your junk folder, please contact Deirdre Burke (email@example.com) who will instruct Electoral Reform Services to resend the link.
The method used for voting is the Single Transferrable Vote (STV).
STV implies that voters are asked to vote for their preferred candidates in order of preference. Transferrable voting means that votes can be transferred amongst the nominees, not to another person who is voting in the election.
The ranking that voters provide is important as all rankings are taken into consideration.
STV is widely used by many charities, professional societies and Parliaments.
The ISQua Board decided to use a third-party election to ensure that there is full integrity in the nomination and voting process.
The third-party system allows Members to vote at any time between 26th July to 22nd August 2019. This will boost participation of ISQua Members in the Board elections.
The tallying of voting is carried out independently.
ERS has adopted the ISO27001 Standard as the basis for its security controls, these controls are comprehensive and are designed to protect the infrastructure and data of systems in use by ERS and its customers.
The controls cover a wide range of policies, processes and procedures based on best practice for the security of IT infrastructure and systems.
Access to data is strictly controlled on a -rule-based system and several technologies are used to support this.
ERS has internal & BSI audits (for compliance with ISO27001). ERS is regularly audited by its customers to ensure physical and logical access to data is of a high standard.
ERS’s software and infrastructure is also independently penetration tested at least every 12 months
The voting system allows you to view your voting choices, and edit these choices before you make the final submission.
Once your vote has been submitted changes cannot be made.
The Electoral Reform Services voting system is mobile friendly and therefore can be accessed by all devices.