Elections Rules & Timeline
Board Position Descriptions
NABJ Operating Procedures
Downloadable Elections Forms
Dear NABJ Members:
filing deadline for anyone seeking election the NABJ Board of Directors
for the 2013-2015 term is 5 p.m. ET on Friday, March 29, 2013. Packets
must be sent to the NABJ Office, ATTN: Elections Committee, 1100 Knight
Hall, Suite 3100, College Park, MD 20742.
The Elections Committee urges all members to consider seeking an office
on the 14-member Board. Voting will take place on Friday, August 2
during the 2013 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Orlando, Florida.
Full members may vote for and seek the offices of president, vice
president-print, vice president-broadcast, secretary, treasurer,
parliamentarian and regional director. Associate and student members may do the
same for their representatives.
find below the official timeline for members seeking office for the 2013-2015
29, 5 p.m. est. - Any member seeking a position must submit the complete declaration
packet to the national office.
1-17 - Declaration packets received by Friday, March 29 will be reviewed by the
22 - Certification notices will be sent to ALL applicants via email.
22 - ALL certified candidates can begin to campaign. (Note: Before any
candidate may campaign for office, he or she must be certified as eligible to
seek office by the 2013 NABJ Elections Committee.)
22 - Final slate of candidates for the 2013-2015 term will be announced to the
Proposed amendments to the NABJ Constitution were due in to the national office
on Friday, Feb. 1. The Constitution mandates that all proposed amendments be
submitted at least six months prior to the annual convention and be endorsed by
the Constitution and Operating
Procedures Committee and the Board. We will let you know ASAP if any amendments
will be put before the membership. (Only full members vote on amendments.)
Friday, June 14, is the deadline for current or lapsed full, associate and
student members to renew, or for first-time members to join in hopes of voting
in this year's election via mail-in balloting before the convention in Orlando;
via electronic balloting before and during the convention, and or on Election
Day at the convention.
Eligible members preferring mail-in ballots must request one by Friday, May 31. Email mail-in ballot request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These ballots must be received by the NABJ-contracted election company by Monday, July 10, to be included in the official tally.
Eligible members can also cast their ballots electronically via the NABJ Web
site from Friday, May 31 to Election Day, Friday, Aug. 2. Members attending the
convention need not wait in line on Election Day to vote. They can do so from
anywhere they can get online. And if a last- minute assignment keeps you away
from the convention, you'll still be able to vote online – right up until the
polls close at 5 p.m. at the declared voting area in the Gaylord Palms Resort
and Convention Center. Final election results will, of course, be announced soon
after the polls close.
The Kansas City Star
NABJ Treasurer 1999-2003
NABJ Region VIII Director 1995–1999
NABJ Elections Committee Co-Chair 2011-2013