Professional societies are more than just a group of members. They represent an entire body as one, assisting in advancing professional standards, furthering education, and representing the interests of their members. When it comes to voting, organizing elections and ratifications can be difficult, especially when members are part of different departments or specializations.
Having a geographically-scattered membership can make it difficult to update mailing addresses or gather members together. It also adds problems to a typical voting process such as:
Besides elections for the overall membership, many bodies have smaller categories based on specializations, industries, and practices. Typical considerations include:
Major organizations often have their own existing voting setup, with guidelines that can complicate voting. Some issues with mixed voting methods are:
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