Elections Procedures

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Nominations (this is the same for all positions) –

Declarations –

            Nomination and 2nd from the floor

Any other Nominations –

            If Nomination and 2nd from the floor ask if they accept the nomination

            Ask for Any other Nominations 3 times with no response

Close Nominations

Speeches –

President –

            Nominator Speech – 3 minutes

            2nd Speech – 2 minutes

            Acceptance Speech – 5 minutes

After all candidates for President have given their speeches, allow time for questions and answers to the candidates from the voting members.

            Max 3 questions per candidate or 5 minutes

Vice Presidents/State Delegate/Secretary/Treasurer –

            Nominator Speech – 3 minutes

            2nd Speech – 2 minutes

            Acceptance Speech – 5 minutes

Directors –

            Nominator Speech – 2 minutes

            Acceptance Speech – 3 minutes

Voting –

White Ballot –

            If only one person is running for an office.

            Motion and second for White Ballot.

Verbal Vote – all must respond in favor of white ballot, if one person votes against the white ballot, a paper vote must be taken. 

Paper Vote –

            If there is a contested race for an office.

Must use Paper Vote

Must receive 50% + 1 votes of those present and eligible to vote to win election

            If no one wins continue voting until someone has 50% +1

If more than 2 people running, the lowest vote count is dropped for each consecutive vote until only 2 candidates remain

Vacancies –

Vacant positions will be appointed by the incoming President with approval of his/her Elected Board of Directors.

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