NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSON
- Chapter presidents nominate members of their chapter for the nominating committee.
- At the national board annual meeting, the board elects three from the above or elected officers of the corporation. Not more than one member of the committee may be a member of the executive committee.
- Committee confers and selects one member as chair, and so notifies president.
- Via letter, nominating committee solicits suggestions from chapter presidents for nominations to fill offices that will become vacant. If no response, chair follows up with a telephone call.
- Candidate must consent to stand for office before ballot is submitted.
- Chair of the nominating committee may not be nominated for office.
- Nominations other than those by the nominating committee may be made by petition signed by at least 25 active and/or network members.
- Chair obtains short biographical information from each candidate for inclusion on ballot.
- Send a slate of at least one, but preferably two, candidates for each office to the national president and editor of The Bookwoman.
- Chair prepares a ballot with at least one nominee for each office and those nominated by petition.
- Chair sends to each chapter president and the national office a copy-ready ballot, either in print or electronic format.
- By April 15th, national office sends out ballots to sustaining members, and chapter presidents mail ballot to active chapter and network members with instructions that ballot must be returned to the address of the election committee postmarked on or before May 20th.
- Election committee chair tallies votes and notifies nominating committee chair and president.
- Nominating committee chair notifies candidates of outcome.
- Nominating committee chair notifies The Bookwoman editor and the publicity chair so that announcement for The Bookwoman and the media can be prepared.