APEGA’s annual election is the foundation of a strong and sustainable self-regulatory system. Election candidates are licensed professionals who volunteer their time to give back to the professions. Through the election process, their peers determine who will serve on APEGA Council and provide regulatory oversight of the professions. We’ve had healthy participation by election candidates in recent years:
Technology is helping us increase voter engagement and improve the voting experience. • Voters can get to know candidates through our election web page and on social media, where they can read candidate profiles and watch short candidate videos. • Our streamlined electronic voting system, introduced in 2019, has made it easier for licensed professionals to securely cast their votes online. * Due to the public health emergency, APEGA Council was unable to convene publicly to read the election results at the 2020 annual general meeting in Edmonton on April 24, 2020. It invoked Bylaw 11 on April 2, which allowed Council to declare the results of the 2020 annual election as valid based on certified confirmation from Simply Voting, our third-party voting provider, and the 2020 APEGA Council Election Ballot Counting Committee report, which has been made public in the interest of transparency and trust.
3 FOR PRESIDENT 16 FOR COUNCIL 19 CANDIDATES
13 CANDIDATES 15 CANDIDATES
3 FOR PRESIDENT
VOTER PARTICIPATION BY YEAR
10 FOR COUNCIL
3 FOR PRESIDENT
12 FOR COUNCIL
APEGA licensed professionals elected our first Council through mail-in letter ballot in 1920. FREDERICK PETERS , a civil engineer from Calgary and a long-time advocate of professional self-regulation, was elected the association’s first president. Helping him lead Council was LEONARD DRUMMOND , a mining engineer from Edmonton and the association’s first vice-president.
APEGA elections were conducted electronically for the first time in 2008. In 2020, all valid votes were cast online.
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