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May 1, 2020

Dear NABJ Members:


I hope that this note finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy or recovering well. If your circle has been touched by the coronavirus, I pray for the best outcome possible.

As an NABJ member, you have access to many benefits. One of the most important benefits is the opportunity to help elect our association's leadership that will ensure its future path.

NABJ election season is official as of this morning. The NABJ Elections Committee has certified candidates for the Board of Directors. As we monitor the developments of COVID-19, we will keep members and chapters informed of any online campaigning options, such as webinars, that may need to take place based on social distancing requirements.

As you will see below, there are two contested races and two seats that have candidates running unopposed. Three seats have no candidates and the President may appoint officers to those seats.

Note: Five submissions were rejected because they were received by NABJ after the deadline or the applicant's membership was not up-to-date.


To review the candidates' information and platform goals, as well as the rules and deadlines, click HERE.


Due to COVID-19 and the new dates of the convention, now virtual, some elections-related dates are moved too.

Monday, July 6, is now the deadline for potential voters to have their NABJ membership current and in good standing if they want to cast ballots. This coincides with the deadline to register for the convention without paying the higher in-person rate. Click HERE to renew.

Eligible members may cast ballots electronically from 9 a.m. ET, Monday, July 13, through 5 p.m. ET on Election Day, Friday, Aug. 7. Winners will be announced the evening of Aug. 7 via video conference and will be shared on the NABJ website.


You can learn more about our candidates HERE.


All the best,

Melanie Eversley
Beyond the Railroad
2020 NABJ Elections Committee Chairwoman

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