NIRSA Elections2018-10-07T11:56:22+00:00

NIRSA Voting & Elections

NIRSA Elections

NIRSA membership votes annually, via electronic elections, to fill positions on the NIRSA Board of Directors and Member Network, as well as on any proposed Bylaws’ amendments.

Election Timeline

  • October 4, 2018: Initial application deadline for

    • Board of Director positions
    • Member Network Regional Representative positions
    • NIRSA Student Leader position
  • Deadline extended! October 18, 2018: Initial application deadline

    • The deadline to apply for the Canadian Regional Representative on the Member Network has been extended until October 18, 2018.
  • November 8, 2018:

    • Applications due for:
      • Regional Student Leader Positions
    • Final applications due (invitation only) for
      • Board of Directors
      • Member Network Regional Representatives
      • NIRSA Student Leader positions
  • Week of December 18, 2018: Candidate slate announced as well as proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • January 16, 2019, 8:00am PST: Voter roll locked (membership and email address must be current to receive a ballot)

  • January 17, 2019: Elections launch

  • January 29, 2019: Elections close

  • February 5, 2019: NIRSA Membership notified of election results


Q&A opportunity for 2017 NIRSA Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
11:00am-12:00pm (PST)

NIRSA President Stacey Hall and Member Network Chair David Peters, will give a 5-minute overview of the proposed Bylaw Amendments, followed by an open Q&A forum.  The webinar is scheduled for an hour, but may end early based on participation.
Please pre-register here if you are interested in attending this free Q&A Webinar.

Please contact NIRSA Senior Director of Professional Development, Mary Callender.

Meet the Candidates

Board of Directors Candidates

President Elect

At-Large Director

Member Network Candidates

Region II Representative

Region IV Representative

Region VI Representative

Canadian Region Representative

NIRSA Student Leader

Region I Student Leader

Region II Student Leader

Region III Student Leader

Region IV Student Leader

Region V Student Leader

Region VI Student Leader

Canadian Region Student Leader

Proposed Amendments to NIRSA Bylaws and related resources


Paper Ballot Requests

In the event that you do not have access to an email account, as long as you are a current NIRSA Member, you may request a paper ballot for the 2018 NIRSA Elections by following the process outlined below:

  • Submit a written request for a paper ballot to NIRSA Headquarters, 4185 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333

  • Requests must be postmarked by December 30, 2017 to ensure you receive your ballot by the opening of elections

  • Completed ballots must be returned to NIRSA Headquarters and received by January 12, 2018

Note: Late ballots are not valid and will not be included in the voting process.

Recruiting & Applying

The recruitment and application process for the leadership positions occurs in late summer through early fall in preparation for slating candidates to stand for election. Learn more below about the open positions, position descriptions, and application process for the NIRSA Board of Directors and the Member Network.

For More Information

For more information about NIRSA voting & elections, contact the NIRSA Senior Director of Professional Development, Mary Callender.