The National Board of Directors has created the NAHJ Elections Hub landing page as part of our commitment to remain transparent about the election process. This page contains important information for members about the 2021 NAHJ elections.

The 2021 NAHJ elections will take place between July 3rd and July 17, 2021. 


Each Regional Director shall be elected by a vote of the Regular Members and the Academic Members from his or her geographic region and shall serve a two-year term.
You can view the elections guidelines here.

• This year we will be electing regional directors and a student representative:

Regional directors will represent the members living in their geographic region. They must live in the region they want to represent and members can only vote for their specific regional representative. You must have a paid Regular or Academic membership active on June 12th to qualify for the ballot. Regional directors serve a two-year term, staggered in contrast to the national representatives on the board.

The student representative must be a journalism student who will be enrolled in school during the 2021-2022 school year, with an active student membership with NAHJ. Student members can only run to be student representatives and this is the only position they can vote for. The student membership must be active on June 12th to qualify for the ballot. The student representative serves a one-year term.

Region 1 Director -- The Caribbean and Mexico
  • You will represent core members in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, making this position the voice of all our Caribbean members.
Region 2 Director -- The Northeast
  • You will represent people living in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Region 3 Director -- The Mid-Atlantic 
  • You will represent people living in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.
Region 4 Director -- The South 
  • You will represent people living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Region 5 Director -- South Central U.S.
  • You will represent people living in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Region 6 Director -- The Midwest
  • You will represent people living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Region 7 Director -- The Southwest
  • You will represent people living in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Region 8 Director -- The Pacific
  • You will represent people living in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
• Student Representative -- You will represent all student members within NAHJ as a single giant bloc.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the 2021 elections -- we want to hear from you! Please email [email protected].

The 2021 Election Committee: National Vice President of Broadcast, Julio-César Chávez, and National Spanish At Large Officer, Jennifer A. Marcial Ocasio.
Advisory Committee: Michelle Faust Raghavan and Boris Balsindes-Urquiola. 


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