election checklist
Running for Council

Nominations Stage now closed 
Voting Opens 28th January 2019

 
  Action Tips/suggestions Date/Deadline
  Membership
Check you/your company’s membership is up to date
rob@dublinchamber.ie
(SME)
katie@dublinchamber.ie (Business)
louise@dublinchamber.ie (Corporate)
Nomination
closes 
5pm 14th 
December
  Two Proposers
Contact 2 fellow members to request support as proposers
Fellow colleagues/other Chamber members 5pm 14th Nov
  Biography
60 Words
  5pm 14th Nov
  Candidate Statement  
120 words (samples below)
 
What are you passionate about?    What is your vision for Dublin?   What is your area of expertise? 5pm 14th Nov
  Photograph
 
Prepare high res business head shot – send to sandra@dublinchamber.ie 5pm 14th Nov
  Nominations Closed at 5pm
14th December 

Send photo to sandra@dublinchamber.ie
 
5pm 14th Nov
  Prepare
Prepare your optional additional canvassing material/flyer & fellow member contact list
Expand on your 120 word statement. Your priorities in your views for the future, your experience/ambitions 7th – 18th
January 2019
 
 
 
 
(Canvassing)
Voting opens - 28th Jan 2019
 
Canvassing Tips
You can canvass by email, by phoning fellow members, via social media, attending events and networking. 
The Chamber will actively promote the elections via all communication platforms
Canvassing:
21st – 25th Jan
(only)
Canvassing &
Voting
:
28th Jan to
1st February
2019
  Register to attend the AGM
Formal announcement of Election results and new Council at Dublin Chamber AGM
sandra@dublinchamber.ie 5pm Thursday 7th February
2019

 














Your Council is elected annually by the members of the Chamber providing leadership and strategic direction for the Chamber.  The Council of the Dublin Chamber is a group of business leaders who are here to represent your business needs, running for election is an ideal way of getting involved with other businesses, learn and share to promote your business and the growth of our great City.
 

The Key role of Council is to identify and direct the policy and influencing agenda of the Chamber based on listening to, understanding and representing the Dublin Business Community and fellow members of the Chamber. 
 

Nomination Requirements:
  1. Positions on the Dublin Chamber Council are open to all employees of member companies of the Dublin Chamber.
  2. Nominees for the Council elections must be fully paid up Members of the Dublin Chamber.
  3. All Nominations must be supported by two proposers. You must include name, company name, phone and email address of the two proposers on your submission. Any nomination submitted without these details will not be put forward for election to Council.
  4. Both proposers must be fully subscribed members of Dublin Chamber.

Dublin Chamber Council

 

Nomination Procedure:

As a Member of Dublin Chamber of Commerce, you can put yourself, or any other Member of the Chamber, forward for election to the Council for a period of three years.
Each year, 10 positions on Council are open, any Member of the Chamber can run for election to Council.  The Council of the Dublin Chamber represents our Members' business needs and running for election is an ideal way of getting involved with other business, to learn and to promote growth in our great City Region.

The democratic election of Council Members is a really important feature of our vibrant Chamber.  To put yourself or another member forward, please review the nomination requirements on the nomination page and complete the nomination form.

  • Online nomination form is available from Monday 26th November to 5pm 14th December 2018 
  • Voting Commences 28th January until 5pm Friday 1st February 2019
 
Completing the Nomination Form:
  1. Complete the form in full by filling in all required fields.
  2. Include a 60 word (or under) biography along with a 120 word (or under) Ambitions Statement.  These word counts are strictly adhered to.
  3. Submit a photograph separately by email (business style head shot) to sandra@dublinchamber.ie
  4. Biography, Ambitions Statement and photograph will be made available to all Chamber Members in the form of an online ballot paper when the voting period commences.
  5. Click submit.

 

Canvasing:

Candidates are free to contact fellow members of the Chamber 1 week before voting period and voting week only.  Canvassing from 21st January to Friday 25th February 2019 and during voting week of Monday 28th January to Friday 1st February 2019.

WHO CAN VOTE?  Voting is only open to ‘nominees’ of Dublin Chamber member companies.

In accordance with the Protection of Information Act, Dublin Chamber does not issue contact details of Chamber members to candidates.  Candidates, like all Chamber members, have access to contact details via the membership directory.

If you have any queries, or would do not like to be contacted by any candidate, please email sandra@dublinchamber.ie, thank you.


Please direct all queries to:
Sandra Farrell