Please watch our video to hear more about our journey to this digital transformation that can be leveraged for years to come.
Every 5 years, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (“Teamsters”) holds the IBT Delegate and International Officer Elections. The election is conducted and supervised by the, the Office of the Election Supervisor (“OES”). One of the activities that is facilitated by the OES during the election cycle is candidate accreditation. In the past, candidates seeking accreditation would accomplish this by using old-fashioned paper petitions which were collected by candidates and their representatives and returned to the election office for verification and accreditation. Candidates and their representatives often attend meetings, stand in parking lots, and hold events to collect thousands of signatures in person. In turn, the OES staff would then statistically sample the signatures and test for membership, look for duplicates and confirm the validity of the signatures. This process was both time consuming and cumbersome for both staff and candidates.
Due to office closures related to COVID-19, restrictions against large gatherings in many states and disruptions of traditional operations, this long-standing practice was suddenly no longer a viable option to collect the thousands of signatures required for candidate accreditation. Our challenge was to devise a way to for the process to be moved online and still meet candidate filing deadlines and requirements.
Working with OES staff, we devised an online system to collect and validate petition signatures for the candidates in real time – CARS: The Candidate Accreditation Reporting System. We did a rapid prototype of the petition forms and worked to get those online and collecting signatures first, then we launched administrative functions in the weeks that followed. Using our Mojo Middleware integration framework, we were able to code and deploy functions in days instead of weeks.
Start to finish we were able to go from discussion to design to launch in under 60 days.
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James Marquis – James is a seasoned senior executive with more than 20 years of experience working with associations and non-profits of all sizes. He just ended his tenure as the CIO for AAPA where he spent 4 years updating and transforming all aspects of their technology and business systems.
Moira Edwards – Leader of Ellipsis Partners, has over 20 years’ experience in association technology and digital member services. She’s led the design, development and implementation of large- -scale software solutions for non-profits, government agencies and commercial organizations, both within and outside the US.
This program was recorded on February 7th, 2019.
Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE program.