Dear IAOA members,
The second 2020 IAOA Virtual Assembly will soon be open, and we will be selecting members for the Executive Council. These elections follow the regulations in the IAOA Statute as of Jun 23, 2016 [1,2].
All members of the Executive Council come to the end of their terms at the end of 2020. The current Executive Council has decided to keep the present number of people, so nine (9) persons need to be elected.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS UP-TO-DATE.
If you have not renewed your membership in the last 12 months, then your membership has most probably elapsed; please apply for renewal  before making a nomination or otherwise participating in the election. (Memberships are valid individually for one year, starting from the date of approval of the membership/renewal request. In few cases, more than 1 year membership may apply.)
For the next few weeks, we foresee three main phases:
Candidature, Campaigning, and Elections, as follows.
A – Candidature phase (from October 28 to November 9)
At least two members (a proposer and at least one seconder, none of whom should be the nominee) are required in order to make a nomination. The members making the nomination shall ensure that they, as well as the nominee, are current members of the association, and that the nominee shall accept the nomination.
PLEASE START NOW IN MAKING YOUR NOMINATIONS, by means of a message posted to  firstname.lastname@example.org and specifying the proposer, the seconder(s), the nominee, and optionally some motivations and/or a candidate’s position statement (which can be circulated afterwards). We have also set up a wiki page to discuss these elections at
 https://wiki.iaoa.org/index.php/IAOA_Assembly_2020_11 .
Please feel free to send any editing comments to  email@example.com .
Nominations can be freely discussed on the members’ mailing list [4,7] from the nomination time to the end of the campaigning phase.
B – Campaigning phase (from November 10 to November 16)
Campaigning can start with the first candidate nomination, i.e., during the candidature phase. Once that phase is closed, there is still a week available for active campaigning and discussion on the members’ mailing list [4,7].
C – 2020 IAOA virtual assembly eBallot (from November 17 to November 22)
In this period you will be asked to vote for nine Executive Council candidates. Please be so kind as to participate in the vote even if you decide to abstain, so we can count you among the participants. The more participants, the stronger the result of the election will be!
The list of candidates and their position statements will be made available through the IAOA Election wiki page .
Results will be announced to the mailing list  and the wiki page .
We will be grateful for any efforts and contributions to the 2020 EC election.
Active involvement in IAOA through Executive Council membership is a highly valuable service to the whole community. Please do consider nominating candidates!