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CIRA board election: the importance of endorsing member nominees

By Julie Lépine
Manager, Membership Relations

On August 30 the list of CIRA members who have indicated their interest in joining the board will be published. Starting on the same date, members will have the opportunity to decide which nominees will appear on the final election ballot by endorsing them.

To our CIRA members: being an active participant in CIRA’s governance is where you’ll have the most impact towards our mission and is one of the ultimate ways to activate your role as a member.

Why endorse member nominees?

This is your opportunity to advance the most qualified (and your preferred!) nominee to the final ballot. To become a final candidate on the members’ slate of the final ballot in the board election, member nominees must receive at least 20 shows of support from members. Only CIRA members can endorse a member nominee during the show of support period.

How to prepare to endorse member nominees?

It’s important to have candidates who are qualified and have the skills and experience to achieve a well-functioning and balanced board. Before you endorse a member nominee, read their candidate information and the list of desired skills and experience needed on the board. You can also read our recent blog post about joining the board through the members’ slate. These resources can help you make an informed decision when casting your endorsement.

How to endorse a member nominee?

The show of support period runs from August 30 to September 13, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET. Endorsing a member nominee is easy and only takes a few minutes. Members will cast one show of support for one nominee.

CIRA will send an email to each eligible member on August 30, 2023 at approximately 2 p.m. ET containing a unique voter ID and PIN number and a link to the voting system.

If you do not receive the email containing your voter ID and PIN number and have verified that you are a member eligible to vote, contact a CIRA representative at [email protected].

Learn more about CIRA’s board election.

About CIRA membership

CIRA is a member-based organization that values the input of its members and their contributions to enabling a trusted internet. Having a .CA and being a CIRA member supports the great work we do for Canada’s internet.

Membership is free and only open to .CA holders. It remains active so long as your domain(s) remain registered—there’s no additional renewal process beyond renewing your .CA domain name!

If you’re not a member and have a .CA domain name—become one! Don’t have a .CA domain name? What are you waiting for—register yours today.

About the author
Julie Lépine

As the Manager of Membership Relations at CIRA, Julie manages the development, planning and delivery of CIRA’s membership and Member-related activities and engagement. She strives to create opportunities for Members and consumers, and partners to share, connect, and learn and get the most out of their relationship with CIRA.