Eligibility Any active member, as defined in Article III Section 2 of the NSANYS bylaws, may be nominated for any office. Candidates for the offices of President and First Vice President shall be chosen from those NSANYS members who shall be NSANYS members until one month before the annual convention. Candidates for the offices of Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Directors shall be chosen from those NSANYS members who shall be NSANYS members throughout ¾ of their term in office. Associate members, as defined in Article III Section 2, may be nominated for any office except President, and First and Second Vice President. Candidates must submit a biographical form to the committee on Nominations. The officers and directors shall be elected at the Annual Meeting.
Term of Office Officers and directors shall be elected at the Annual Meeting to serve a term of one year or until such time as succeeding officers are elected.
NSANYS Election Process The officers and directors are elected at the Annual Meeting. All elections are by ballot, except in the case where there is one candidate. As such, the election may be conducted by voice vote. Before the opening of polls, opportunities are given for nomination from the floor of the House of Delegates. The names of the persons nominated from the floor, after verification of eligibility, will be posted in the polling place and may be written on the ballot. In order to be elected, a nominee for any office must receive a majority of all votes cast. In case of a tie, a re-vote will be taken.
How to Run for Office
Fill out and submit a nomination and biographical form to the Nominations Committee and/or Nominations & Elections Director. This form can be obtained from the Nominations & Elections Director at the Annual Meeting.
Campaign for your position by talking to delegates and NSANYS members.
Have a delegate nominate you for your desired position during the House of Delegates.
Prepare a brief speech to be presented to the House of Delegates. Introduce yourself and explain why you feel you are a good candidate for office.
How to Nominate a Candidate Only a delegate may nominate candidates.
The Chair will open nominations for a particular position.
The nominating delegate will go to the microphone.
The President will say: “Speaker at the microphone.”
The nominating delegate will state their name (followed by the correct spelling) and the name of their constituent school.
The nominating delegate states: “I would like to nominate (candidate’s name) from (name of constituent school) for the position of…”
The Chair will ask the candidate: “Do you accept this nomination?” The candidate will reply: “Yes.”
The Chair will respond: “I have your biographical information before me and you will be placed on the ballot.”
Once all nominations for that position have been submitted, the Chair will continue onto the next position available.
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