It’s time for NWU elections. Later this month you will receive a call for nominations that will include a description of each office and instructions on how to self-nominate for the position of your choice.
All contested elections will be conducted electronically under the direction and supervision of E-Ballot. They will send out the ballots with the candidates’ ballot statements, collect and count the ballots and announce the winners.
The national officer elections will include President, Financial Secretary/Treasurer, Recording Secretary, 1st VP, 2nd VP, Guide, Sargent-at-Arms and three (3) Trustees. Each chapter will elect a Chair, Financial Secretary and Steering Committee members. The chapters will also elect Delegates. We will also be electing two At-Large members to the National Executive Board, and At-Large delegates.
Candidates for national office must be members-in-good-standing for the past 12 months. Candidates for Chapter and Delegate must be members-in-good-standing.
The 10 national officers (the National Executive Committee) are Delegates.
Chapter, Division and Committee Chairs have to run for Delegate.
According to our bylaws, the delegate breakdown is as follows:
AZ: 30 members – 3 delegates
At-Large: 255 members – 6 delegates
Boston: 130 members – 4 delegates
CHI: 41 members – 3 delegates
NorCal: 64 members – 3 delegates
NY: 354 members – 7 delegates
OR: 26 members – 3 delegates
Phila: 30 members – 3 delegates
Pitt: 11 members – 3 delegates
PNW: 24 members – 3 delegates
SEM: 50 members – 3 delegates
SoCal: 68 members – 3 delegates
TC: 26 members – 3 delegates
WDC: 108 members – 4 delegates
Total: 1,214 members – 48 delegates
Delegate elections must be complete at least 8 weeks prior to the DA.
We also need an Election Committee (EC) to oversee the elections. In order to serve on the EC, you cannot be a candidate for any office. If you are interested in serving on the Election Committee, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.