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 2016 MARAC Election will be open from February 1st to February 20th, 2016. The candidate bios are also available online at: https://marac.memberclicks.net/assets/documents/2016electionbiosfinal.pdf
Members will receive either a paper ballot or an electronic invitation to vote based on their preferences in their profile. According to MARAC's Constitution, only members "hold voting privileges." All MARAC members who renewed their membership as of January 26, 2016 will be eligible to vote in the 2016 election.
Mission and Goals
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