Who is eligible to vote?
All qualified Platinums receive Voting Member status in the Association and are eligible to vote in all Independent Business Owners Association International elections.
Who is eligible to serve as a Board Member?
Members who are qualified Diamonds or above are eligible for nomination to the Board.
When are elections held?
The Association holds Board Member elections every fall. Board Members elected during each election begin serving their three-year terms on January 1st of the following year.
How are the elections structured?
Board Members serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. Previous Board Members are eligible for re-election after remaining off the Board for one year.
Voting Members receive a ballot in the mail listing all of the nominated Independent Business Owners. The ballot includes brief descriptions of each nominee. Voting Members have the opportunity to vote. The nominees receiving the greatest number of votes are named Board Members and begin serving their three-year terms the following year.