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ARTICLE V BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 2. Nominations
2a. A district director shall be elected for a term of three (3) years by members of the district. The Board shall devise a plan whereby not more than forty percent (40%) of such directors shall retire in any one year. No director may serve more than two (2) consecutive three-year terms.
2b. Nomination will be conducted by mail ballot. The executive director shall mail nomination forms before the annual meeting to the districts in which the directors’ terms expire.
2c. A candidate for district director shall reside in the district to be represented. Candidates may nominate themselves.
2d. Nominations must be returned to the executive director. The nominees receiving the two highest totals of nominations shall be placed on the ballot, subject to their consent to serve. If at the close of the period designated by the Board for nominations to be made there are not two or more nominees, the Board may appoint additional nominees, subject to their consent to serve.
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS
Section 2. Nominations
2a. The Board shall, in appropriate years, prepare a slate with a minimum of two candidates for the offices of secretary-treasurer. The slate for office of president-elect shall contain a minimum of one candidate. Such candidates shall be individually approved by a plurality of the Board.
2b. The membership may, in appropriate years, nominate candidates for the office of secretary-treasurer, through the following petition process:
A petition of candidacy shall be received by the Executive Director at least 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting; and
The petition shall contain the signatures of members from at least three (3) districts and equal to or greater than 10% of the total membership as of December 31 of the receding year.
The Executive Director shall add the petitioned candidate to the appropriate slate of candidates proposed by the Board upon verification that the requirements for signature number, residency and authenticity have been met.
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