|ABMA Election Process|
The following information contains a summary of the the ABMA Nomination and Election protocol.
At the start of each year the Nominations and Elections committee meets to determine how many slots need to be filled for the following year’s board of directors. Announcements are posted in Wellspring and on the website asking for nominations. Nominees must be Professional members in good standing. Typically nominations must be received by early Aug– deadlines for submission are posted with the call for nominations each year.
As an ABMA member, you then have the opportunity to give a vote of confidence to each of the nominees chosen for the slate. A candidate must receive a “yes” vote from 51% of the votes cast, in order to be elected to the board of directors.
Appointment to positions on the Board of Directors
At the annual board of directors meeting, the board votes to place each of the newly elected nominees into open positions on the board. Although nominees are appointed to positions such as the CFO-elect, 3rd vice president, ore secretary-elect, each elected nominee serves as a director at large for their first year. (except for the nominee that the board places in the president-elect position) In addition, at each annual meeting, any director moving into a position on the Executive committee is subjected to a vote of confidence from the standing members of the Executive committee. For example, the person who served as the secretary-elect will need to receive a vote of confidence from 50% of the Executive Committee in order to move in to the Secretary position that year. This insures that critical positions on the executive board of directors will be filled by persons who are prepared to carry out the responsibilities of the position they are placed in.
If you have any questions or comments about the ABMA election process, please feel free to contact the Nominations and Elections committee chair.