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PPAGS Bylaws - Article VIII. Nominations and Elections

PPAGS Bylaws

Article VIII. Nominations and Elections

The Past-Chair administers the process of nomination and election of officers.

Not later than twenty weeks before the annual convention, a call for nominations shall be distributed to the membership. Nominations shall be requested for any office to be voted upon in that year’s election.

Nominations shall be accepted from members in good standing following the call for nominations up to fourteen weeks before the annual convention.

Any member in good standing who has received ten or more nominations from the general membership, consents to the nomination, and submits a candidate statement acceptable to the Board is considered a validly nominated candidate.

A validating procedure shall be used to ensure that nominations shall be made and ballots shall be cast only by voting members of the Association.

An election ballot shall be prepared by the Past-Chair. The slate shall include the names of no more than three persons who received the largest number of nominations for each of the offices to be elected. Where two or more persons receive the same number of nominations, the Executive Committee shall select those tied nominees, such that no more than three nominees comprise the slate for each office.

Where there is only one validly nominated candidate for an office, the Past-Chair shall either nominate one or more additional members who are eligible for nomination, or declare the candidate elected by acclamation.

Voting shall be according to a procedure deemed acceptable to the Board of Directors. Ballots shall be distributed to the membership not later than ten weeks before the annual convention.

A member who is in good standing is qualified to vote in any election for officers.

Ballots shall be accepted only if verified or postmarked within thirty days following their distribution to the membership.

The Past-Chair shall supervise the counting of the ballots. The person receiving the largest number of votes for each office shall be designated the winner.

In case of a tie vote for any office, all members of the Board shall vote according to a procedure acceptable to the Board of Directors to resolve the tie. Ballots shall be accepted only if verified or postmarked within thirty days following their mailing to the Board. Should there again be a tie vote, the Past-Chair shall resolve the tie by drawing lots.

The results of the election shall be announced no later than the Annual Convention. 

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