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NOMINATIONS & ELECTIONS COMMITTEE

 

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall conduct the nominations and elections of the Association, and review and recommend procedures for carrying out the annual election in accordance with the nominations and election policies as adopted by the Executive Council.

 

The Nominations and Elections Committee consists of six members including the Chairperson.

 

Immediate Past President (Chair)

Former Past President appointed be President and confirmed by Executive Council

Two members elected by Chapter Representatives to Executive Council

Two members elected by Division Representatives to Executive Council

 

These members are to be elected at the first meeting of the Executive Council in that fiscal year. The term of office for members of the Nominations and Elections Committee is one year. Members may not serve consecutive terms, nor may any member be a candidate for elective office of the Association while a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

 


TERMS OF OFFICE

 

The elected officer positions of ALCA are: President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Historian. All elective officers shall be members in good standing of the American Counseling Association at the time of their nomination, election and during their terms of office. All officers shall be elected from among the individual members of the Association.

 

All elective officers, with the exception of the Treasurer shall serve for one year, beginning May 1 and ending April 30. The Treasurer shall serve for two years.
 

The President-Elect shall assume the office of President at the completion of the one- year term as President-Elect.

 


NOMINATION GUIDELINES

 

Nominations for ALCA offices shall be made by Chapters/Divisions. Each Chapter or Division shall have the right to submit to the Nominations and Elections Committee the name of no more than one candidate to be placed on the ballot for each office.

 

The deadline for receipt of nominations for ALCA offices shall be ten days prior to the Fall Workshop Nominations and Elections Committee meeting. Nominations shall be in writing.

 

Candidates shall have been a member for a minimum of two years of the Chapter and/or Division, State, and National organization.

 

Candidates shall have been a member for a minimum of two years of the Chapter and/or Division and State organization.

 

Candidates for President-Elect shall have had experience in professional associations from among at least two of the following categories:

 

President or President-Elect of a Chapter or Division

Chairperson of a Chapter or Division committee

Member of a committee of the State organization

 


SELECTION

 

The Nominations and Elections Committee shall meet prior to each Fall Workshop Annual Business Session, and shall recommend two candidates for each office. Divisional and geographic representation, work settings, ethnic groups, and gender shall be important considerations in the selection process. Statewide representation will be given consideration.

 


ELECTION

 

The election shall be conducted by secret ballot mailed to voting members during the first week in January of each year in envelopes clearly designated as "ALCA Ballot."  The ballots, along with candidate profiles and platform statements, shall be mailed from and returned to the Executive Director's office.  The Executive Director will seal the ballots and deliver them to the Nominations and Elections Committee for counting.  The ballot shall state that only ballots postmarked by January 31 will be counted.

 

The results of the election shall be certified to the President and other Executive Council members no later than February 15.

 

The chairpersons shall retain ballots of the election results prior to public release. Election results will be announced in the Spring edition of The ALCA Newsletter

 

 

 

 

 


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