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Council elections: make sure your voice is heard

ICE on the web: www. ice. org. uk

BALLOT PAPERS for the ICE's 2001 Council election will be arriving in your mail soon. So this week ICE News publishes the Council candidates' election statements to help you make your choice.

This is a landmark year for Graduate Members, with two graduates to be elected to Council for the first time.

It was also set to be a landmark year for Technician Members, after the corporate membership voted in June to give Technician Members full voting rights and to allow the Technician Member of Council to be elected rather than appointed.

However, this move has been stalled by the Privy Council, which has yet to agree the vital by-law changes. As a consequence voting rights for Technician Members have been put on hold until next year.

Council is the ICE's ruling body, deciding major policies and financial issues. From this year, with the addition of two graduates, it comprises 51 elected members who meet six times a year.

Meetings are chaired by the president.

In the last year Council voted on major policy changes, including the controversial dual corporate membership. This is your choice to influence such policies by voting for members of Council who you consider would best represent your views.

The ICE electorate must select six candidates from the general list of Fellows, Members and Associate Members printed here.

A minimum of one Fellow, two Members and one Associate Member must be chosen. The remaining two may be either Fellows or Members.

This year, six new territorial members are to be voted for in the Chilterns, East of Scotland, London, Southern, Thames Valley, and Yorkshire local associations.

The graduate membership must select two Graduate Members from the graduate list.

Ballot papers are to be returned by 13 June.

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