Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone number 717/ 713-9973
Fax number 717/ 245-1439
MARAC Nominations and Elections Committee
The Nominations and Elections Committee is one of the standing committees of MARAC.
Voting for the 2017 MARAC Election will be open from January 24 to February 22, 2017. The candidate bios are available online at:
Members will receive either a paper ballot or an electronic invitation to vote based on their preferences in their profile. According to MARAC's Bylaws, only members "hold voting privileges." All MARAC members who renewed their membership as of January 23, 2017 will be eligible to vote in the 2017 election.
Mission and Goals
Every year, the Committee solicits nominations from the membership for the offices of Chair-elect, Nominations and Elections Committee (3 members), Arline Custer Award Committee (2 members), Finding Aids Award Committee (2 members), Scholarship Committee (2 members), and Distinguished Service Award Committee (1 member). In addition:
In soliciting nominations and preparing a slate of candidates, the Committee shall strive for balanced representation of race, gender and gender identity, geographical distribution, and professional experience to insure that MARAC elections reflect the diverse constituency of its membership.
The Committee will request a brief biographical statement from each candidate. Candidates for Chair-elect will be asked to respond to a question or questions posed by the Committee.
The Committee issues the official ballot at least sixty (75) days before the first meeting of the calendar year. Ballots shall include space for write-in candidates for each position. Ballots shall be submitted to the Nominations and Elections Committee no later than thirty (30) days after being issued.
The Nominations and Elections Committee shall tally the ballots and certify the results. A nominee receiving the highest number of votes for an office shall be elected to that office.
In the event of a tie vote, the Nominations and Elections Committee shall issue a second ballot containing only the names of the tied nominees within fifteen (15) days of the first tally. These ballots shall be submitted to the Nominations and Elections Committee within fifteen (15) days.
Following the final tally, the Nominations and Elections Committee Chair shall promptly notify the MARAC Chair, Chair-elect, and all the candidates of the results. The results of the election shall be formally announced through all regular communication channels once all the candidates – both those elected and those not elected – have been notified.
Nominations and Elections Committee members shall serve one-year terms and may not succeed themselves. The term of office runs from July 1 through June 30.
Last revised June 2016