FAEOPP Elections are under way! This year we have 2 candidates for Vice-President, one candidate for Treasurer, one candidate for Member-at-Large for the Central Region and one Member-at-Large for the North Region. The remaining offices will be appointed. Please read additional information about each candidate. Below is the timeline for the current election:
February 5, 2017 The Nominating Committee will forward to the Vice-President the names of the candidates that have been placed in nomination. The Vice-President will certify that the candidates are eligible for office and forward the names on to the Executive Board who will approve the list. February 9, 2017 Candidates will be notified of their eligibility to compete for Florida TRIO Office. February 10-26, 2017 Campaigning period (At least 45 days prior to the annual meeting of The Association, the Nomination Committee shall prepare an information sheet listing the qualifications of each candidate, which may include a brief statement from the candidates. The Committee will also prepare the ballot.)
February 27-March 9, 2017 Voting period (At least 30 days prior to The Association’s annual meeting, all officers shall be elected by mailed or electronic ballot. Voting will remain open for 10 calendar days. The Elections Committee will receive and count the ballots)
March 10, 2017 Results tallied At least 15 days prior to The Association’s annual meeting, the Elections Committee shall certify the election and submit the results to the President who will announce the results to the membership. March 11, 2017 Announcement of Winners March 29, 2017 Submit full election report at 2017 TRI-State Conference March 30, 2017 Installation of officers at the conclusion of the TRI-State Conference
Feel free to reach out to any candidate for more information about their platform, and reason for running! It is expected that all candidates will conduct their campaigns in an honest and ethical manner, with particular consideration given to the rights and privileges of fellow candidates.
As a member of FAEOPP, you are encouraged to:
avail yourself of available background information about candidates for elected positions in FAEOPP;
determine which candidates are best qualified to help FAEOPP achieve its mission; and
make independent decisions about which candidates to vote for.
Any practices that distort the democratic processes of the FAEOPP elections, such as vote trading for the purpose of supporting candidates, are unacceptable. The candidates have agreed to follow the Campaign Rules as discussed with them. Report any unethical behavior relating to this campaign to email@example.com.