The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers' board of directors announced the list of candidates for its regional representatives that are up for election this year.

The candidates for the five positions are:

Region 1, representing CA, HI, NV; Ed Marchetti, Comcast (incumbent) and Kevin Moore, Charter Communications; Region 2, representing AZ, CO, MT, NM, UT, WY, Maria Popo, Ubee Interactive and Nick Segura, Charter; Region 6, representing MN, ND, SD, WI, Randy Bunnell, Broadband Solutions and David Haigh, Midcontinent (incumbent); Region 9, representing FL, GA, SC, PR: Rick Jubeck, 4Cable TV and Chip Winchell, CableServ; Region 11, representing DE, MD, NJ, PA, Roger Hughes, Armstrong Cable (incumbent) and Monty King, Comcast.

The elections this year will be the first under a new format by the SCTE. The SCTE now comprised of 13 regions, and only SCTE members who reside in regions 1, 2, 6, 9, and 11 will vote in this year's election. Only members in SCTE's eight other regions will vote in the 2012 election. Members will elect their respective Regional Representatives to two-year terms.

SCTE members regardless of region have been accustomed to voting annually because they could vote for two Director-At-Large candidates. However, the new structure, established in January, eliminated the position of Director-At-Large.

Under the new structure, Regional Representatives will select eight individuals from among themselves to serve on the 15-member SCTE Board of Directors. The other seven board members will be appointed.

The SCTE said voting starts June 1 at a secure Website where candidate biographies will be included. Election questions should be directed to