CIPR amends Election Regulations

NOTE - The election rules were updated in 2017 - any links to old versions of the rules have been removed from this document.

The CIPR Board of Directors has amended our regulations governing the election of Council members and Honorary Officers.

Council members are elected every two years and Honorary Officers (President-Elect and Treasurer) are voted on annually. Voting is open to Members (MCIPR) and Fellows (FCIPR). The amendments cover the conduct of elections.

The intention behind the changes is to encourage more candidates to stand for election and to engage with members directly and via the Groups throughout the campaigning period.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
In 2014, voter turnout in the CIPR elections doubled. We want to maintain that encouraging level of participation by giving candidates the freedom to engage with members and to run exciting campaigns that talk about the future of public relations and the role of  the CIPR.
Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

The Amended Regulations (Appendix C to the Charter Regulations) can be viewed in the CIPR Charter and Regulations.

Members will be advised of the changes by email on Friday 5 June 2015.

Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).