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AFCA Seeking Nominations for Elected Postions

Monday, March 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Nominations should be submitted to AFCA Immediate Past President Chief Mary Cameli at:
Mary.Cameli@mesaaz.gov

Completed nomination packets must be received no later than May 1, 2017.

AFCA ELECTED POSITIONS 

NOMINATION AND BALLOTING PROCEDURE

In accordance with the AFCA Bylaws:


Section 9.2 Nomination for Elected Office

No less than 60 days prior to the beginning of the annual business meeting in an election year, a candidate for any elected office shall present to the chairman of the nomination committee a letter of willingness to serve and a letter from his/her supervisor supporting his/her candidacy. Each candidate shall also submit a photo, professional biography and candidate platform to be distributed to the membership and posted on the Association website as a part of the election process. The biography and candidate platform may not exceed 400 words total.

The Nominating Committee shall review all candidates for elected office and is responsible for the appropriate conduct of the election and rule on any questions related thereto. 

It shall be automatic for the nomination of Vice-President to the office of President however this does not preclude the nomination of other candidates for the position of President. 

If only a single nomination is received for an office the candidate shall be deemed elected by acclamation and no further balloting shall be required. 

If no nominations are received for an office the Board of Directors shall take such steps as they deem appropriate to fill the office at the annual business meeting. 

Section 9.3 Balloting

Balloting for elected officers, distinguished membership and bylaw changes may be conducted through a mail ballot, an electronic ballot or other voting process approved by the Board of Directors. 

The balloting for elected officers shall be conducted over a 30-day period, as established by the Board of Directors, which must be concluded prior to the start of the annual business meeting. The candidate for elected office receiving a majority of the eligible votes received by the established closing date shall be elected. The results of the election shall be announced at the opening session of the annual business meeting. 

Balloting for bylaw changes shall be conducted over a 30-day period following appropriate notice as outlined in Section 11.1. A bylaw change must receive a two-thirds majority of the eligible votes received to be approved. The results of the election shall be published on the Association website within 5 days of the closing of balloting. 

The balloting for distinguished membership may be conducted in conjunction with an election for officers, bylaw changes or may be conducted at such other time as deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors.

Nominations should be submitted to AFCA Immediate Past President Chief Mary Cameli at:
Mary.Cameli@mesaaz.gov

Completed nomination packets must be received no later than May 1, 2017.


Balloting will be conducted from June 7 – July 7




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