CIPR Election 2018

The 2018 CIPR Election will take place in September and October to determine positions on Council and the role of President-Elect 2019.

Nominations for  the Election have now closed. You can find information about the roles below:

The CIPR has adopted a 3-year strategic framework . The role of Council is to discuss  the challenges and opportunities facing public relations, to develop the 3-year strategy and annual workplan,  to choose the Board of Directors and to coordinate the work of the Standing Committees.

Information on the CIPR's Election regulations is available here

How Council is elected 

Members vote online or by phone, choosing candidates from a number of different lists:

8 seats – Open List. Any full member may stand for election. All voting members vote on this list.
8 seats – Sector Groups List. Any full member nominated by the committee of one of the CIPR’s sector Groups may stand for election. All full members vote on this list.
5 seats – English Regional Groups List. Any full member nominated by the committee of one of the CIPR’s English Regional Groups may stand for election. Full members in England only may vote on this list.
3 seats – Scotland, Wales and Northern Irelands Group Lists. Any full member nominated by the committee of the CIPR’s Scotland, Wales Groups may stand for election. Only full members in reach respective nation only may vote on this list.
3 seats – the President-Elect, elected by all voting members, as well as the current CIPR President and Immediate Past President, who were elected in previous years.

Election Timetable 

Nominations open - Monday 3 September
Nominations close - Monday 17th September
Campaigning opens - Wednesday 19th September
Voting opens Wednesday - 26th September
Voting closes Wednesday - 10th October
Result announced - Friday 12th October

If you have any questions about the conduct of the election, please contact the Returning Officer, Martin Turner, at returningofficer@cipr.co.uk