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Council Elections and By-law Changes

The Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba By-laws establish the online voting procedures for Council elections and by-law changes (By-law 4.4.1 and By-law 16.6.8.1 respectively).

The voting period for Council elections runs before the Annual General Meeting, whereas the voting period for by-law changes occur after an Annual General Meeting or Special Meeting at the discretion of the Council. Both votes take place through the members' secure online profile.

In 2020, Council will hold a special meeting to discuss by-law proposals such that the voting periods for council elections and by-law proposals begin at the same time.

Platforms and Proposals

Here is the list of each year a vote was held online:

Election Guideline

Rules for Counting Votes and Ascertaining the Results of an Election (PDF)

Security and Anonymity

The online voting is conducted using servers that are owned and operated by the Association. Members are required to authenticate prior to casting their votes to ensure they are eligible to vote, and have not already cast their ballots or requested paper copies.

Though we know who you are at the time of voting, and record which ballots you submit, there is no connection to the time that you submit each ballot, or with your vote values. Nor is there any way for the Association to make a connection between members and vote values.

Your communication with the vote server is encrypted using an SSL certificate, and a firewall protects the network at a low level of abstraction.