Article IX: Nominating Committee and Election of Officers and Delegates

Section 1: The Nominating Committee shall oversee the election of officers and delegates by the voting members.

Section 2: The Nominating Committee shall be approved by the Executive Board and shall follow the election procedures described below.

Section 3:The Nominating Committee shall follow these procedures:

  1. The Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past President and consist of at least four at-large members to be appointed by the Immediate Past President and approved by the Executive Board at its September/October meeting.
  2. Nominating Committee members shall not run for any elected NYSACAC office during their term of service on the Committee. Should a member of the committee be nominated and choose to run for office during their term of service, he/she must excuse himself/herself from the nominating and election process the year he/she is running.  He/She may still serve in other capacities within the Committee.
  3. By early December, the Committee shall notify all voting members of the Association in good standing of the offices that must be filled and provide a vehicle by which voting members may nominate candidates. Every effort shall be made to give consideration to traditionally under-represented members.
  4. The Committee shall establish a procedure through which nominations are screened and a slate of candidates is presented to the Executive Board by March.
  5. The Committee shall provide a ballot with any necessary or required materials to the voting members.
  6. The Committee shall provide a ballot of candidates to voting members in good standing by April 1. Ballots shall be completed and tallied not later than May 1 of each year. The candidates receiving the highest numbers of votes will be elected even if the total is less than a majority of the votes cast. In the event of a tie, a run-off election shall be completed prior to June. Delegates and alternates shall be elected by NACAC voting members in good standing in NYSACAC (with the exception of the Presidential cycle) and shall serve according to the provisions of these Bylaws. In the election of delegates to the NACAC Assembly, candidates with the highest number of individual votes will be elected even if the total is less than a majority of the votes cast.    
  7. The Chair will notify all candidates of the election results before the Annual Conference.
  8. NYSACAC is committed to fostering a diverse Executive Board of outstanding professionals, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, or domestic violence victim status. NYSACAC members shall not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely, or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.