election prodecure & checklist

Download Election Pack here
Action Tips/suggestions Date/Deadline
paulb@dublinchamber.ie (Business)
paul@dublinchamber.ie (Corporate)
Prep w/c 25 November 2019
(call for nominations issued) 
Two Proposers
Required (Chamber Members)
Contact fellow colleagues/other Chamber members Prep w/c 25 November 2019
60 Words
  Prep w/c 25 November to deadline 13 Dec
Candidate Statement  
120 words (samples below)
What are you passionate about?    What is your vision for Dublin?   What is your area of expertise? Prep w/c 25 November to deadline 13 Dec
High res business head shot – send to sandra@dublinchamber.ie Prep w/c 25 November to deadline 13 Dec
Nominations Open – Submit your nomination
Go to  [web link]
  Submit form  25/11/2019 – 13/12/2019 &
send photo to sandra@dublinchamber.ie
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 6th – 17th January 2020
Voting opens
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 permitted:
Pre Voting:
27 – 31 Jan 2020
Voting week:
3rd – 7th Feb 2020
Register to attend the AGM

Verbal formal announcement of those elected 
5pm Thursday 13th  February 2020 in The Convention Centre Dublin
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.
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 25th November to 5pm 13th December 2019
  • Voting Commences Monday 3rd February until 5pm Friday 7th February 2020
  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.

Candidates are free to contact fellow members of the Chamber 1 week before voting period and voting week only.  Canvassing from Mon 27th January to Fri 31st January 2020 and during voting week of Mon 3rd February to Fri 7 February 2020

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 not like to be contacted by any candidate, ​please contact Sandra Farrell on sandra@dublinchamber.ie or (01) 644 7215.