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Article 4 -  Elections

Section 1:  Not less than 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting, Practitioner, Colleague and Emeritus members in good standing will receive the slate of candidates as proposed by the Nominations and Elections Committee.

Section 2:  All elections shall be determined by a plurality of the votes cast. In the event of a tie, a run-off election shall be held.

Section 3:  The manner of the ballot and conditions to assure proper control shall be determined by the Nominations and Elections Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Section 4:  The newly elected members of the Board of Directors shall assume their respective offices upon the conclusion of the Annual Meeting.

Section 5:  A practitioner member may be a candidate for election to the position of President-Elect, Secretary or Treasurer if the person has served on the Board of Directors within five years prior to the year of nomination. A Practitioner member may be a candidate for the position of President-Elect, Secretary or Treasurer if he/she has been a member of NATCO for five (5) consecutive years as of December 31 immediately prior to the election.

Section 6:  A Practitioner member may be a candidate for Councilor at Large if he/she has been a member of NATCO for at least three (3) consecutive years as of December 31 immediately prior to the election. In addition, the individual must have served as a committee or workgroup chairperson.

Section 7:  The Board will adhere to the following process to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors:  If the office of President becomes vacant, the President Elect shall fulfill the balance of the unexpired term, and will then continue on as President for the term in which he/she was elected.  If the President-Elect is unable to take office as President a special election must be held to ensure the position is filled through the election process. If any position becomes vacant for any reason, the position be filled or remain vacant as outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual. 


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