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Voting 101 – When, Where, Who and How

When is the next Board elected?

The voting period will take place in spring 2021. The Board of Directors for the 2021-2024 term will be announced at the 2021 SOCAN annual general meeting.

How long will the new Directors serve?

The term of each elected member will be from June 2021 until June 2024.

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Who is eligible to vote in the 2021 election?

All SOCAN Members who earned royalties from SOCAN in the 2020 calendar year are eligible to vote.

Writer members who have received performing right royalties from SOCAN in the 2020 calendar year have one vote, plus one vote for every five hundred dollars, or part of each five hundred dollars, received in the 2020 calendar year that is in excess of the first five hundred dollars received to a maximum 20 votes).

Publisher members who have received performing right royalties from SOCAN in the 2020 calendar year have one vote, plus one vote for every thousand dollars, or part of each one-thousand dollars, received in the 2020 preceding calendar year that is in excess of the first twenty-five hundred dollars received to a maximum 10 votes.

Where do members go to vote?

Eligible members can vote only through their SOCAN online account.

How do members vote?

Members can only vote through their SOCAN online account. After logging in and clicking the VOTE link, members are redirected to the Board Election website.

How long do members have to vote?

The voting period will extend for 3 weeks in spring 2021. Exact dates will be published in advance of voting.