SIAM 2014 Election Information
This year, SIAM members will be electing members to serve on the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council. It is important that you take the time to vote. The persons elected will govern SIAM's activities and make important decisions for the organization on your behalf, and so it is worth taking a few minutes to read their statements and to vote for the people you would like to represent you. You can review the candidates' biographical information and statements regarding future directions of SIAM online at http://www.siam.org/election/candidate_info.php.
SIAM has contracted with Votenet Solutions Inc. to handle servicing the election logistics in accordance with the SIAM Bylaws. Additional information on Votenet Solutions can be found at www.votenet.com.
On August 15 , 2014, an advance email will be sent to all eligible SIAM members informing them that they will receive voting instructions by e-mail on September 2 from Votenet Solutions. Although the preferred method to cast your vote is electronic, a paper ballot can be sent to you upon request. Send an email message to email@example.com and indicate in your reply the address where you would like to receive your ballot. If you receive a paper ballot, but decide that you prefer to vote electronically, the paper ballot also contains the information necessary to vote online.
Questions regarding the election process can be directed to SIAM’s Executive Director, Dr. James M. Crowley, c/o the SIAM Election Manager. Messages can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Dates in the Election Process
- August 15, 2014 – Advance email notice to members.
- September 2, 2014 –Paper ballots mailed and e-mail instructions from email@example.com to Internet voters. Votenet will begin to accept electronic and paper ballots.
- November 3, 2014 – 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time in the US) – The website will stop accepting votes. Any paper ballots received after this date will not be counted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How can I ensure delivery of election notices if I have spam filtering?
A. If you use a spam filter, you will want to “whitelist” two e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The first is used to send e-mail specifically related to the Internet voting process, including login information. The second address is used for general information related to the election.
Q. Where can I find information on the candidates?
A. Candidate information will be posted at http://www.siam.org/election/candidate_info.php, on the voting website.
Q. I asked for a “paper ballot” last year. Will I have to ask again this year?
A. Yes. Upon request, a paper ballot can be mailed to you. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate in your message the address where you would like to receive your ballot. If you have previously opted out of receiving any electronic communications from SIAM, a paper ballot will be sent to you.
Q. What if SIAM has my old e-mail address that is no longer valid?
A. Generally, use of an invalid e-mail address results in a delivery failure notice to SIAM. SIAM will actively update its database to remove any e-mail address that results in a delivery failure and will send that member a paper ballot as a result.