The Greater Cleveland Association of Hispanic Journalists Chapter elections committee will begin accepting nominations from May 12th to 26th for candidates to serve in the following positions on the chapter's board:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Financial Officer
  • Secretary

Interested? Here’s how you can qualify to appear on the ballot.

  • Make sure you’re a member in good standing as of May 26, which means your dues must be up-to-date. Need to renew? Visit: NAHJ Membership Portal
  • All the officer candidates must collect 5 nominations from chapter members in good standing. Regular and Academic members are eligible to sign and vote for all positions.

Only current Cleveland Chapter members are able to submit nominations, if you're unable to access the form and you're a current member, please contact us at [email protected].

NAHJ professional chapter officers’ general guidelines to keep in mind:

Officers of Professional Chapters 
(a)  Officers. Each professional chapter (i) is required to have a President, a Vice President, a Treasurer and a Secretary and (ii) at the discretion of the Chapter Board also may have a single at-large officer with such responsibilities as the Chapter Board shall determine.
(b)  Qualifications. The offices of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary may be held only by Regular Members in good standing. Any Regular Member, Academic Member or Associate Member, in good standing, may serve as the at-large officer. 
(c)  Holding Multiple Offices. Any elected officer may concurrently hold two or more offices, except that in no event shall the President serve simultaneously as the Treasurer or the Secretary.

(d)  Election. Chapter officers shall be elected annually. The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary shall be elected by the Regular Members and the Academics Members of the chapter. The at-large officer, if any, shall be elected by the Regular Members, the Academic Members and the Associate Members of the chapter.


• May 12th:  Call for Nominations
• May 26thDeadline to submit 5 unique signatures before 11:59 p.m. Deadline to become a member in good standing and be eligible to vote
• May 29th – 31stVetting process. The Elections Committee will screen candidates. 
• June 1st: Online voting begins (Polls open two weeks before the polls close)
• June 15th: Polls close at 5 p.m. ET and results are announced.


If you have any questions regarding this chapter's election contact Yaneth Guillen-DiazCleveland Chapter Elections Chair. You can also email us at [email protected] with any additional questions.

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