ABWH Nominations and Election for 2017-2019
Nominations for the ABWH Executive Offices are open. Please nominate your candidate or submit your own nomination by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, November 14.
Details regarding the nominations process for the ABWH 2016 Election:
Elected candidates will serve a full two-year term beginning January 1, 2017. Current officeholders may be nominated for the same position if they have not already held the office for two consecutive terms. Previous officeholders may be nominated for the same position if at least two years have passed since they last held office. Current and previous officeholders may also be nominated for other positions.
I. Requirements and Duties of Each Office:
The requirements and duties are based on the 2015 ABWH Constitution. Please review “Requirements and Duties of Executive Officers” at the following link: https://goo.gl/lIxY2j
II. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination for Someone Else:
Please review the requirements and duties of each office. In addition, please make sure that the person you are nominating is interested in running for office before submitting their name. Nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, November 14. Please submit a Nominating Form using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/2cOl7TPsHIPnYdA13
The form asks for the nominee’s name, the office for which you are nominating them, your membership status, and your contact information. Use one form per nominee. You may submit as many nominees as you like.
III. Instructions for Submitting a Nomination for Yourself:
Please review the requirements and duties of each office. Self-nominations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, November 14. Please submit a Nomination Form using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/G3035Ru4fTWxmLBa2
The form asks you to indicate the office for which you are running, your membership status, and that you understand the requirements and duties for the position. You are able to add your candidate statement and contact information. You may nominate yourself for only one position.
IV. Some Important Considerations:
Nominations are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, November 14. Please use the linked form to submit nominations. No late nominations will be accepted.
All persons nominated by someone else will be contacted via email so that they may accept or decline the nomination. Those people nominated by someone else have until Friday, November 18 to accept the nomination and submit the online form. The Nominating Committee will send one reminder email after the initial contact email. If the nominee does not respond to the Nominating Committee’s inquiries or submit an online form by Friday, November 18 they will not be included on the ballot.
If a person is nominated for more than one position, the committee will contact the nominee to ask them to choose one position.
Any member of the Nominating Committee who accepts nomination for an office will recuse themself from collecting, analyzing, and tallying election results.
Only financial ABWH members can participate in the nomination process as well as the upcoming 2016 election. If you would like to become an ABWH member, please purchase a membership online at the abwh.org site (see ABWH Cart).
In the 2016 Business Meeting, members voted to consider the following a financial member:
To verify your membership, please contact Membership Director Kennetta Hammond Perry (
If you are not a member and would like to update your email address for the listserv/Google Group, please use this form: www.tinyurl.com/ABWHListSignUp. Do not complete the membership update form.
V. Important Dates:
Deadline for submitting a nomination: Monday, November 14
Deadline for declining or accepting a nomination: Friday, November 18
Ballots emailed: Monday, November 28
Election period: Monday, November 28 - Monday, December 5
Elections results reported: Thursday, December 8
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the committee. Additional details about the election process and ballot will be included in a subsequent email. Thank you for this opportunity to be of service.
Cheryl D. Hicks
Chair, ABWH Nominating Committee
Eastern Region: Kali N. Gross,
Southern Region: Mary Rolinson,
Midwestern Region: June O. Patton,
Far Western Region: Marne Campbell,
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