Since our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by staying home and practicing social distancing, it’s a good time to have digital resources at our fingertips. In addition to an election ballot in your spring 2020 issue of the Indiana University Alumni Magazine, the slate and election is being offered online as well! All you have to do to confirm the slate is to follow these steps:
- Log into your MyIU Member Hub
- Scroll down past the Member Services to see the heading and button, “Members, vote for IUAA Leadership”
- Click Vote Now
- Follow the prompts to see the slate, complete the form, and send.
You might have questions about the IUAA Election – who can vote, when, how…and what’s the difference in this and the Trustee Election? It can be confusing. Plus, we just received notification that due to the Indiana Governor’s Executive Order, the 2020 IU Trustee Election has been postponed.
To help you understand the differences in the two elections, I offer an easy table below.
|IUAA Election||IU Trustee Election|
|Happens in March and April||Happens In June (except it’s postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic)|
|Election process for alumni volunteers to Board of Managers and Executive Council||Election process for alumni-elected trustees of IU|
|Confirmation of a ballot – not a contested election||One person from (sometimes) many is elected|
|IUAA members vote/confirm ballot||IU degree-holders vote|
|Paper ballot in the IU Alumni Magazine, online ballot in MyIU Member Hub||Electronic voting, or if requested, a paper ballot|
|Find information at the IUAA corporate website||Find information at the IU Trustee Election website|
Thank you again, alumni volunteers, for taking part in this IUAA governance process. If you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out by email or phone at (812) 855-1713.