The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is now taking candidate nominations for the seven open seats on its board of directors. The seats are up for election next year.

Any member of the Society can nominate a candidate by submitting an online nomination form (available here). All board members are elected to a two-year term.

The nomination deadline is Feb. 2.

The seven positions up for nominations are:

  • Region 1 director representing California, Hawaii and Nevada
  • Region 2 director representing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming
  • Region 6 director representing Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin
  • Region 9 director representing Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico
  • Region 11 director representing Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Director-at-large representing the entire SCTE membership
  • Director-at-large representing the entire SCTE membership

Eligible candidates must be active SCTE members who have been members for at least the last three years and reside within the region that they will represent. According to the SCTE’s bylaws, no more than four employees from one company will be allowed to sit on the board during the same year.

The SCTE Nominations Committee will select a slate of candidates that it will recommend to the SCTE board of directors for the board’s approval. The board-approved candidate slate will be announced April 9, just after Cable Connection – Spring 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The time period for SCTE members to cast their votes will be May 15-July 31. Votes will be cast electronically through an impartial election company’s secure Web site.

Candidates elected to the board in the 2009 election will take office on Oct. 27 in Denver at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.

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