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)