I'm reaching out to all TG Chairs to ask if you mind sharing your process/practices related to TG officer elections. I'm told that each TG likely does things their own way, and that some may have documentation of their processes. Looking forward to any guidance or best practices you can share. If you feel comfortable doing so, please reply to this thread so all can benefit from this info. Otherwise, feel free to send me a direct message. Thanks!
Here are HART TG practices for your reference.
In your TG forum or direct email, post the open position titles, corresponding responsibilities, and nomination deadline, and the contact person. Allow anyone interested to contact you to have 1-on-1 meetings to answer questions before they apply for the position. You can also use HFES and TG events to make this announcement to encourage people to apply.
For those who have expressed interest, ask them to send you their name, short bio, headshot, and why they want to apply for the position. HART TG uses max 1 page limit for all information per applicant.
If you have only one applicant for the position, then you do not need to vote. But if you have more than one, then send the position titles, position responsibilities, voting deadline, applicant information, to Madeleine Sullivan, HFES Operations Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Madeleine will send the ballet to all TG members to vote. She will also share the voting results with you by the deadline.
Then you announce the results to your TG members on TG forum and/or annual business meeting to welcome the new officers.
Update Caitlin Sarlo <email@example.com> about the new officers.