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Election of Directors – voting rights and information


When is the next Board elected?
Following the spring vote, the 2018 – 2021 Board of Directors will be announced in June 2018.


How long will these Directors serve?
They will serve from June 2018 – June 2021.


Who is eligible to vote in the 2018 election?
All SOCAN Members who earned royalties from SOCAN in the 2017 calendar year are eligible to vote.
Writer Members who have received performing right royalties from SOCAN in the preceding calendar year  have one vote, plus one vote for every five hundred dollars or part of each five hundred dollars received in that preceding calendar year that is in excess of the first five hundred dollars received. (Maximum 20 votes).
Publisher Members who have received performing right royalties from SOCAN in the preceding calendar year  have one vote, plus one vote for every thousand dollars or part of each one thousand dollars received in that preceding calendar year that is in excess of the first twenty-five hundred dollars received.(Maximum 10 votes).


How can members vote?
For the 2018 Board Election, members will be able to vote only through their SOCAN online account.


Where do members go to vote online?
Members can vote online through their SOCAN account.  Once they log in they will see a link to the Board Election website.


How long do members have to vote?

All votes must be cast and received no later than midnight twenty-one days before the date set for the Annual General Meeting at which the Board of Directors is declared elected. Votes that are received after that date will not be counted. The voting period for the 2018 election is from April 10 – May 9, 2018.