IMS Elections
Single Transferable Voting System
2017 Ballot

IMS Elections - Voting Instructions

Five Members will be elected to the Council this year, using the Single Transferable Voting System.

  • Please rank the candidates 1, 2, 3...r, in order of preference.

  • Number as many candidates as you wish; all remaining candidates will be treated as being of equal and lower preference (1=1st choice, 0=lower preference).

  • No ties are allowed among the numbered preferences.

  • Numbered rankings must be sequential.

  • Please see below for examples of valid and rejected ballots.

  • You may vote for any IMS member for any office by printing the member name on a blank line and ranking the corresponding box.

Examples of Ballots - Candidate Rankings


Valid Ballot

Candidates are ranked 1,2,3,4,5


Not Allowed

Candidates are ranked 1,3,4,5,7 (not sequential)


Not Allowed

Candidate 1 & Candidate 3 have the same ranking (no ties are allowed)