2022 NAHJ ELECTIONS HUB

NATIONAL ELECTIONS CHAPTER ELECTIONS

 


NATIONAL REGIONAL ELECTIONS

The 2022 NAHJ elections will take place between July 23 and August 6, 2022

Nominations for the 2022 elections are now open! The deadline to submit your nominations for a board position is 11:59 p.m. ET, July 2, 2020.

Each potential candidate must receive 25 nomination signatures by July 2, 2022, in order to be eligible for the ballot. 

SUBMIT A NOMINATION


NOTE: Only Lifetime, Regular and Academic Members can submit a nomination form. Student members can only nominate for the Student Representative position. Associate Members cannot submit a nomination or vote in the national elections.

Helpful links

2022 Elections Guidelines

Elections FAQs

2022 Elections Timeline

Ballot Qualifications

 

NAHJ members are able to nominate candidates for the following positions

President

The President shall, subject to the control of the Board of Directors, generally supervise, direct, and control the business and the officers of the corporation. They shall preside at all meetings of the members and at all meetings of the Board of Directors. They shall have such powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the bylaws.

Note: A candidate is only eligible to run for president if they have previously served on the board.

Vice President for Print; Vice President for Broadcast; Vice President for Digital

In the absence or disability of the president, the Vice Presidents shall perform all the duties of the president, and when so acting shall have all the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the president. The vice president receiving the most votes from the general membership during the most recent election shall be the first to succeed the president in case of absence or vacancy. The vice presidents shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as from time-to-time may be prescribed for them, respectively, by the Board of Directors.

Financial Officer

The Financial Officer shall keep and maintain the organization's accounts, including its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital, retained earnings, and other matters customarily included in financial statements; shall be responsible for depositing and disbursing the organization's money and valuables; shall keep a record of all of their transactions as financial officer and of the financial condition of the corporation; and shall have other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the bylaws.

Secretary

The Secretary shall keep and maintain the minutes of all the meetings and actions of directors, the names of those present at such meetings, the number of members present or represented at members’ meetings, and the proceedings of such meetings; shall keep a record of the corporation’s members, showing the names of all members, their addresses, and the class of membership held by each; and shall have such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the bylaws.

Spanish Language At-Large Officer

The Spanish Language At-Large Officer is the board's liaison for members who work for Spanish language media outlets, or who write or communicate primarily in Spanish. They shall keep abreast of the concerns and activities of those members, and advice on programming and other courses of action.

Academic At-Large Officer

The Academic At-Large officer is the board's liaison for academic members teach at institutes of higher education. They shall keep abreast of the concerns and activities of those members, and advice on programming and other courses of action.

General At-Large Officer

The General At-Large Officer is the board's liaison for NAHJ's general membership. They shall keep abreast of the concerns and activities of the general membership, and advice on programming and other courses of action.

Student Representative

The Student Representative is the board liaison for NAHJ's student members. They should keep abreast of student member concerns and activities and relay them to the board, and advice on programming for student members and other courses of action.
 

2022 ELECTIONS TIMELINE

  • Monday, May 2: Announce elections schedule and call for candidates
  • Thursday, June 2: Call for nominations.
  • Tuesday, June 7: The date of record. Members must be in good standing by this date to be eligible to vote. Click here to renew your dues.
  • June 2 to July 2: Vetting period. To be completed by the Elections Committee.
  • Friday, July 2: Deadline to qualify for the ballot.
  • Tuesday, July 5: NAHJ announces candidates.
  • Tuesday, July 5 to July 22: Campaign period.
  • Saturday, July 23: Election begins. Polls are open for two weeks.
  • Saturday, August 6: Elections close at 5:00 p.m. ET. NAHJ will announce winners during the annual convention's Hall of Fame Gala.

You can find the 2022 elections guidelines about NAHJ’s election process here.
You can find the 2022 Elections FAQs here.

 

Interested in serving on the board?

Here’s how you can qualify to appear on the ballot:

  • Make sure you’re a member in good standing, which means your dues must be up-to-date. Need to renew? Click here to renew your dues.
  • All the officer candidates must collect 25 nominations from NAHJ members in good standing. NOTE: Only Regular, Academic, and Lifetime members are eligible to sign nominations and vote for all board positions.

For more information on eligibility requirements, you can read the full NAHJ election guidelines by following this linkClick here to submit a nomination for yourself.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about the 2022 elections -- we want to hear from you! Please email [email protected].

The 2022 Election Committee

Nora Lopez, NAHJ National President

Should you have trouble submitting your nomination, you can email [email protected].

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