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Election Instructions

December 4, 2016Loriblog

Members- you should have received an email from our Chair with the ballot for the SAIGE elections. Only Lifetime Members and student or full members in good standing may vote in the election.

SAIGE Board Election Schedule and Instructions

There are three Officer and five Board Directors to be elected this year. It is with great appreciation that we list the individuals who have accepted their nomination and are willing to serve if elected. Bios and photos of each candidate can be viewed at under the menu item Board Member/Board Elections. Please take your time to review all the bios prior to voting. Voting will be open from December 4th until December 16th, 2016.

The Officer positions will be filled by the person who is listed on the ballot. Director positions will be filled by the nominees who receive the most votes in the Director category until all vacant Director positions are filled. No write-in candidates will be accepted.

All Lifetime and student or full members in good standing may vote in this election. If you are unsure if your dues are up to date, contact Lori Windle at Your dues must be paid no later than midnight December 15, 2016, in order for your vote to be counted.

The voting deadline is midnight December 16, 2016. Please email your completed ballot on or before that date to If you have not received a ballot via the SAIGE Listserv, contact the election committee at

To Vote: Put an X by the candidate that you wish to elect, save the file and send it to:

NOTE: It is very important to state your Location and your name when you email the ballot, if not, your ballot will not be counted. This is for verification purposes only.
The submitted ballots will be checked against the SAIGE membership list. The results will be compiled and reported to the Board. Upon the Board’s approval, the results will be reported to all members via SAIGE-L along with an announcement posted on our web site. If you have any questions or problems, please contact the Elections Committee Chair at

Please vote for only one person for each officer position and a maximum of 5 people for the board member at large positions.

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