Important Notice:  All validated International Code Council governmental member voting representatives (GMVRs) now remain active for the course of a three-year code development cycle.

Any credentials validated and approved on or after January 1, 2018, are active through December 31, 2020, as long as the governmental member account is kept fully paid and current.* The primary contact may edit the voting roster during indicated times throughout the cycle. If no changes occur to an approved voter’s status, the credentials do not need to be revalidated until the next code development cycle.

New or revised applications for voting representatives must be submitted 30 days prior to a voting event (committee action hearings, public comment hearings, or Annual Business Meeting) in order to be eligible to vote at that event.

*Consider purchasing a three-year governmental membership. Contact Member Services at 888-422-7233 x33804 to extend your current Membership account.

Why do we have an updated voter validation process?

  • The Code Council Board of Directors instituted an electronic voter validation system to further enhance the code development process.
  • This online tool documents essential information about governmental member voting representatives (GMVRs) in order to maintain the Code Council’s commitment to transparency and integrity in the voting process.
  • Collecting more information about GMVRs:
    • Enhances public confidence that only eligible voters are voting.
    • Expedites the voter validation process.
    • Enables the Code Council to more readily resolve eligibility questions that are raised by stakeholders.

How does the electronic voter validation system work?

  • The Code Council has developed an online tool that is a user-friendly way to designate voters.
  • Primary representatives can visit our website at www.iccsafe.org/EVDS to log in and access this form.
  • The primary representative completes a short online questionnaire about each individual who should be validated.
  • The Code Council then reviews the information and will either validate the individual to serve as a GMVR, or contact the primary representative for further information.

Who needs to use the new electronic voter validation system?

Every governmental member that intends to have GMVRs validated in time to vote in the current code development cycle and Annual Business Meeting must use this online tool to designate the member's voting representatives.

When can GMVRs vote during the 2018 Code Development Cycle?

The voting opportunities that will occur during this year’s code development cycle for properly validated GMVRs include:

  • The online voting for the Assembly Floor Motion following the Committee Action Hearing (via cdpACCESS);
  • In-person voting at the Public Comment Hearing, and;
  • The online voting for the Governmental Consensus Vote that follows the Public Comment Hearing (via cdpACCESS).

What is the deadline to validate GMVR for eligibility to vote at the Online Assembly Floor Motion?

The primary representative must complete the online questionnaire by March 29, 2019, for the GMVRs to be eligible to vote at this year’s Online Assembly Floor Motion Vote.

What is the deadline to validate GMVR for eligibility to vote at the Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearing and Online Governmental Consensus Vote?

The primary representative must complete the online questionnaire by September 23, 2019, for the GMVRs to be eligible to vote at this year’s Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearings and Online Governmental Consensus Vote.

If a GMVR has been properly validated for the Online Assembly Floor Motion Vote, does the Primary Representative need to re-validate the GMVR for the Annual Business Meeting, Public Comment Hearing and Online Governmental Consensus Vote?

No.  Only one online questionnaire must be completed each calendar year, unless there are updates or changes to be made.

What is the deadline for becoming a Code Council governmental member eligible to participate in the code development cycle and Annual Business Meeting?

The deadline to join as a new member or to reinstate an expired governmental member to be eligible to participate in this year’s Public Comment Hearings and Annual Business meeting is March 29, 2019.

Contact Member Services via members@iccsafe.org for more information about member benefits.

Who has access to the electronic voter validation tool?

Only primary representatives have access to the electronic voter validation tool in order to ensure that the primary representatives have the sole responsibility for the information provided.

Whom may I contact if I have questions?

Member Services staff are available to help at members@iccsafe.org or at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) x33804.

Who has access to the new system?

Only Primary Representatives have access to the new system in order to ensure that the Primary Representative has the sole responsibility for the information provided.

Does a Governmental Member need to revalidate GMVRs every year?

  • Yes, one online questionnaire must be completed per calendar year, subject to the deadlines referenced above
  • The process is simple: If there are no changes to a GMVR's status, the Primary Representative may simply confirm all information remains the same and recertify that individual. If changes to a GMVR, or to an existing GMVR's job title or job description, the Primary Representative must edit the information previously submitted, in which case ICC will review the information and either validate the individual to vote or contact the Primary Representative for further information.

Whom may I contact if I have questions?

Member Services staff are available to help at members@iccsafe.org or at 888-ICC-SAFE (888-422-7233) x33804.