2017 Election sets records

Congratulations to the successful nominees of this year’s election. They will be elected as Industry Directors at RECO’s Annual General Meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Old Mill Toronto.

Serving on the board is an opportunity to help shape the future of consumer protection in the real estate industry in Ontario.

Here are some highlights of the 2017 election.

Record number of votes

Voter turnout set a new record this year, with 14,472 members casting ballots, beating the previous record of 5,218 set in 2008.

We streamlined the voting process to make it much easier for members to simply click and vote.

Record number of candidates

With 33 candidates on the ballot, we tied the record set by RECO’s first election in 1999. This was a major jump from last year. Using social media and e-blasts to promote the election helped to create enthusiasm around nominations.

RECO benefits when its board includes a variety of individuals with differing perspectives. Candidates demonstrated their interest in helping RECO fulfill its consumer protection mandate.

RECO would like to thank all of the nominees and everyone who voted.

Increased promotion on social media

We aggressively promoted the RECO Board of Director election on our Twitter and LinkedIn channels, and encouraged registrants to do the same using the hashtag, #2017RECOelection.

In social media posts, we noted that voting takes less time than simple tasks like taking a selfie or tying your shoelaces.

Candidates received virtual election stickers and sample text to promote their candidacy online.

We want your feedback

Once again, thank you to everyone who voted, or stepping forward as a candidate. If you have any questions related to the 2017 Election of Directors, or if you have any suggestions on where we can improve for next year’s election, please email election@reco.on.ca.

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