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SEMPO Board of Directors Election

SEMPO Board of Directors will consist of 15 individuals, each of whom must be a current SEMPO member. Those who are currently serving on the Board of Directors must be nominated and re-elected to retain their current seats. We encourage all members to participate in the election process, by nominating a candidate or running for a Directors seat, and casting a ballot.

General Information

    Key Dates:

    • Nomination period January 11 - January 22 
    • Nominee profiles due: January 29
    • Nominee profiles posted to the SEMPO Website: February 1
    • Election period: February 8 - February 19
    • Board term: March 2016 through March 2018

    Important Resources and Information:

    • All members and nominees should refer to the SEMPO 2016 Board of Directors Election Process document for all election information (eligibility requirements, nomination process, elections, etc.)
    • Please refer to the SEMPO Bylaws for additional governance information.
    • All deadlines and guidelines will be followed, without exceptions.
    • Candidates and their supporters CANNOT use any of SEMPO’s mailing lists, social media groups, local websites, etc. to promote either themselves or any specific candidate(s). You may use your own contact lists for such purposes, but no one is authorized to use any of SEMPO’s official means of contact. Failure to follow this rule will result in immediate disqualification from the electoral process.

Nomination Process

    When can I submit my nomination?

    • The nomination period will be open from 2 PM GMT (9 AM ET) on Monday, January 11, 2016 through 10 PM GMT (5PM ET) on Friday, January 22, 2016.
    • An email will be sent to all members on Monday, January 11, 2016 announcing the opening of the nomination period. The email will contain all information needed to participate in the process.
    • Nominations should be submitted via e-mail to the Vote Administrator at elections@sempo.org and must include the nominee name, title, company name and email address.

    Who is eligible for nomination?

    • To be eligible for nomination as a SEMPO elected Director, a member must be a voting member or employee of a voting member of SEMPO and must be in good standing with the organization. A member is considered to be in good standing if:
      • No action has been taken to expel or suspend the membership, per section 3.10 of the SEMPO bylaws;
      • The member is current on their SEMPO dues.
    • All levels of membership (Platinum, Gold, and Individual) are eligible for nomination, but only one candidate from each eligible member company may be nominated. In the event that more than one Individual member from the same company is nominated, each of the nominations will be accepted. However, only the nominee who receives the highest number of votes during the election will be eligible for a seat on the Board.
    • We ask that you nominate a strong leader that you believe has the industry knowledge and personal characteristics (vision, advocacy and stewardship, and personal commitment and diligence) to help lead SEMPO in the years ahead.

    How do I submit a nomination?

    • Nominations must be submitted to the Vote Administrator at elections@sempo.org between January 11 and January 22 – and must include the nominees name, title, company name and email address.
    • SEMPO members are allowed to nominate themselves or another member for election.
    • Please note that only one nomination can be submitted per person.

    How will I know who has been nominated?

    • The list of confirmed nominees, and their election profile, will be posted on www.sempo.org seven days prior to the beginning of the election period, giving SEMPO’s members ample time to carefully consider each candidate prior to casting a ballot.

Election Process

    Who can vote?

    • Nominations will be accepted from all SEMPO members, but only the Primary Contact for each corporate member company can cast election ballots. (If you have questions regarding your company’s Primary Contact, please contact the Vote Administrator at elections@sempo.org.) SEMPO Individual members can vote as well.


    How is the vote conducted?

  • The SEMPO election is conducted via secure web ballot. A link to the online ballot will be sent via electronic mail to all voting members’ Primary Contacts (and Individual members) at the start of the voting period. A reminder email will be sent 72 hours after the start of the voting period and twenty four hours prior to the close of the voting period.

    When will the Board be announced?

  • After the close of voting, the results will be posted on the member Website and announced via the member email list. Details of vote counts or the order of the other candidates will not be published or disclosed upon inquiry.


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