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Hey there NABJ family,

It’s election time again and we'll open mail-in voting for candidates seeking election to the NABJ Board for the 2019-2021 term on Monday, July 1, 2019.  You must be a current member of NABJ on or before Saturday, June 1, 2019, in order to vote. To renew online, please click HERE.

We will be electing a new President, Vice President-Broadcast, Vice President-Digital, Secretary, Student Representative, Region I Director and Region III Director.

Some important dates to mark:

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 5:00 p.m ET - Any member seeking a position must submit the complete declaration packet to the national office. Click HERE to submit a declaration packet.
  • Friday, April 5, 2019 - Final slate of candidates for the 2019-2021 term will be announced to the membership.
  • Saturday, June 1, 2019 - Membership renewals must be received by the national office on or before June 1, the advertised pre-registration deadline for the annual convention, to vote in this year's elections. That applies to mail-in voting before the convention, electronic voting before or during the convention and on-site voting at the convention on July 1-Aug. 9.
  • Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 – Electronic voting
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7-9, 2019 – On-site voting at the Miami convention (you can avoid the lines and still vote electronically or socialize while in the lines waiting to vote.)

The Elections Committee is working to organize candidate forums. You will receive more information in the coming weeks.

You can find answers to many of your election-related questions here. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at the email below or NABJ elections liaison Veronique Dodson at


Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig
NABJ Elections Committee Chairwoman

CEO/Editor-in-Chief, shades Magazine - Celebrating All Women of Color

Former Region VI Director, NABJ Board of Directors
Oakland, CA



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