MARAC Nominations and Elections Committee

The Nominations and Elections Committee is one of the standing committees of MARAC. 

Mission and Goals
The Nominations and Elections Committee will plan, execute, and record the annual MARAC elections according to the organization's constitution and bylaws.

Operations
The Nominations and Elections Committee shall consist of five (5) members. Two (2) shall be outgoing Steering Committee members chosen by the MARAC Chair, and three (3) shall be elected by the membership. The Nominations and Elections Committee chair shall be the elected member who receives the most votes. Nominations and Elections Committee members shall serve for one (1) year terms and may not succeed themselves. Terms shall begin at the conclusion of the meeting following their election.

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall be bound to nominate for an officer or member-at-large position a candidate named in a nominating petition signed by at least ten (10) percent of Conference members. The Nominations and Elections Committee shall solicit State Representative nominations from the state caucuses preceding the elections for State Representatives.

In even numbered years the Committee solicits nominations from the membership and the State Caucuses for the offices of Treasurer, Secretary, State Representatives, Nominations and Elections Committee (three seats), Distinguished Service Award Committee (two seats) and Custer Award Committee (two seats).

In odd numbered years the Committee solicits nominations from the membership for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Representatives-at-Large, Nominations and Elections Committee (three seats), Distinguished Service Award Committee (two seats) and Custer Award Committee (two seats).

In soliciting nominations and preparing a slate of candidates, the Committee shall strive for balanced representation of race, gender, geographical distribution, and professional experience to insure that MARAC elections reflect fairly the diverse constituency of its membership.

The Committee will request a brief biographical statement from each candidate. Candidates for Chair will be asked to respond to a question or questions posed by the Committee.

The Committee issues the official ballot at least sixty (60) 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 send the results to the Secretary, who shall promptly notify all candidates of the results. Names of the successful candidates shall be announced at the first business meeting of the calendar year. Ballots shall be destroyed following formal announcement of 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. Committee members are ineligible for nomination to MARAC offices.

last revised May 2015


 Members

Charlotte Sturm - Chair
(Spring 2015-Spring 2016)

National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, Room 5320
College Park, MD  20740-6001

 

 


TEL: 301/837-0602
charlotte.sturm@gmail.com

Cindy Bendroth
(Spring 2015-Spring 2016)

Records Services Division Chief
PA Historical & Museum Commission
PA State Archives
350 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120


TEL: 717-783-7330
cbendroth@pa.gov

Christie Lutz
(Spring 2015-Spring 2016)


New Jersey Regional Studies Librarian
Head of Public Services Special Collections & University Archives
Rutgers University Libraries
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163

 

TEL: 848.932.6148
christie.lutz@rutgers.edu

 

 

Rebecca Goldman
(Spring 2015-Spring 2016)
Head, Archives and Digital Initiatives
Connelly Library, La Salle University
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

TEL: 215-951-1965
rebgold@gmail.com

Susan Kline
(Spring 2015-Spring 2016)

Project Archivist
Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library
535 W. 114th Street
New York, NY 10027

TEL:  212-854-9057
susan.m.kline@gmail.com

Matt Strauss -- Webmaster
Ex-Officio

Chief Archivist
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

TEL:412/454-6362
mstrauss@heinzhistorycenter.org