MARAC Nominations and Elections Committee


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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), 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), 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 2013


 Members

Alan DeLozier - Chair
(Spring 2013-Spring 2014)
University Archivist
Seton Hall University
Monsignor William Noe' Field
Archives & Special Collections Center
Walsh Library
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079

TEL: 973/275-2378
FAX: 973/761-9550
Alan.Delozier@shu.edu                

 

 

 

Dan Horvath
(Spring 2013-Spring 2014)

Archivist
Software Engineering Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
4500 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

TEL: 412/268-7770
FAX: 412/268-5758
dhorvath@sei.cmu.edu                       

Jenny Kinniff
(Spring2013-Spring 2014)

Public Services and Outreach Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
George Washington University Libraries
2130 H St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

TEL: 202/994-3263 (direct); 202/994-7549 (main)
kinniff@gwu.edu

 

 

Tammy Hamilton
(Spring 2013-Spring 2014)
Hershey Community Archives
63 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

TEL: 717/508-1988
thamilton@hersheyarchives.org

Dan Linke
(Spring 2013-Spring 2014)

University Archivist and Curator of
Public Policy Papers
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Princeton University
65 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08540

TEL: 609/258-6345
FAX: 609/258-3385
dlinke@princeton.edu

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