All members in good standing may suggest candidates, including themselves, in response to this call. Confirmation does not need to be obtained before a name is suggested, although it is highly preferable that such a discussion take place before the suggestion is submitted. Applications will be forwarded to the nominees upon receipt of the nomination. It is also highly recommended that you secure at least two references, as the committee will be asking them for their input.
This year, the nomination periods will be broken into two parts – Society Ballot and Region Ballot positions. The candidates for Governor, Professional Senator, Collegiate Senator, RCRs, and RCCE are elected on the Society ballot and therefore need to be identified first. Per the by-laws, candidates for those positions must be presented to the region no later than Feb 1st. With this said, all nominations for the national ballot positions are due no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, January 18th.
Position descriptions and requirements for Society Ballot candidates can be found here.
Region Ballot Positions:
The remaining region positions (Lt. Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Region Nominating Committee Chair) will be elected via the region ballot. All nominations for those positions are due no later than 11:59 pm on March 27th. Unless the committee lacks qualified candidates for each position, nominations will not be reopened unless the Governor specifically directs the committee to do so. Qualifications for the positions can be found here.
Region Nominating Committee Member Solicitation:
We need volunteers to participate on the region nominating committee. The committee needs a minimum of three members. The only required qualification is that you are a member in good standing. All professional sections/MALs/Reps will provide a member for the committee and the collegiate sections would collectively provide two or three members to represent the collegiate interests on the committee. The time commitment is between five and 10 hours over the next 3-4 months, depending on how many candidates will be vetted. The deadline to join the committee is 11:59 pm Sunday, January 11th. If a quorum does not exist at this time, all Professional section Presidents will be required to serve the nominating committee.
Region Nominating Committee Chair