Election Regulations updated to provide greater clarity
NOTE - The election rules were updated in 2017 - any links to old versions of the rules have been removed from this document.
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations' (CIPR) Election Regulations have been updated to provide greater clarity for candidates and voting members ahead of the 2016 CIPR Election.
The update to the regulations concludes a review process led by Council aimed at encouraging more members to stand and vote in CIPR elections.
As part of the changes, the 2016 CIPR Election will feature a public debate, offering candidates the opportunity to engage with members directly during the campaign period. Videos of nominees for President-Elect will also be published on the CIPR website to facilitate easier access to the candidates’ policy priorities.
Further changes see amendments to regulations on candidates spending, with those standing for President-Elect now eligible to claim expenses for travel and accommodation. The updated regulations also require a CIPR member to sit on the Election Appeals Panel.
These important changes bring further transparency to CIPR Elections. The debates in particular will give candidates an opportunity to engage with members directly during the campaign period.
The deadline for Election nominations is Wednesday 31 August. Eligible members are invited to stand for President-Elect, Honorary Treasurer or as members of Council.
Nominees will be announced and campaigning will begin on Monday 5 September, with voting taking place between 12-23 September.
Further information on the Election is available on the CIPR website.
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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).