SIAM 2012 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’ information 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 24 , 2012, an advance email will be sent to all eligible SIAM members informing them that they will receive voting instructions by e-mail on September 1, and to offer them the option of receiving paper ballots instead.
SIAM will send a paper ballot to anyone who does not have a valid e-mail address or who explicitly requests a paper ballot. You can request a paper ballot by sending an e-mail message to email@example.com, indicating your desire to receive a paper ballot, or by telephoning SIAM Customer Service at +1-215-382-9800 or [in US and Canada only] 1-800-447-7426.
If you receive a paper ballot, but decide that you prefer to vote electronically, the paper ballot provides the information necessary to vote online. Please feel free to change your mind and vote via the Internet.
Questions regarding the election process can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or
directed to SIAM's Executive Director, James Crowley, at +1-215-382-9800,
Important Dates in the Election Process
- August 24, 2012 – Advance email notice to members.
- September 1, 2012 – Paper ballots mailed and e-mail instructions from SIAM@votenet.com to Internet voters. Votenet will begin to accept electronic and paper ballots.
- November 1, 2012 – 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: SIAM@votenet.com 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, and in the “ballot book” that is mailed with the paper ballot.
Q. I asked for a “paper ballot” last year. Will I have to ask again this year?
A. No. Those members who specifically requested a paper ballot last year will automatically receive a paper ballot this year and will not receive any election related e-mail messages. The option to receive a paper ballot for the SIAM general election is maintained as part of each member's profile. Members may change their ballot preference through the on-line customer service website at http://my.siam.org or by contacting SIAM Customer Service at +1-215-382-9800.
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.