ARTICLE VII: ELECTIONS
Each Voting Member of The NPAGR in good standing (as determined by the Membership Committee) shall be entitled to vote by mail or email in elections.
At least four (4) weeks prior to any date on which an election is to be held, the Nominations Committee will either email an electronic ballot or mail a printed copy of the ballot to each Voting Member of The NPAGR .
For those voting with printed ballots:
For those voting by electronic ballot:
If a member chooses to vote online they will not be allowed to vote by written ballot. The Ballots will be tracked by number, and that number will be entered on the computerized vote site, instead of the written ballot, in order to guard against duplicate votes.
Voting Members of The NPAGR may vote for any Voting Members of The NPAGR other than those whose names appear on the ballot by writing in the names of qualified candidates who have signed a statement consenting to serve if elected.
Results of elections shall be announced to The NPAGR Board of Directors, to the general membership, and to the nominees as provided for under Article IV: Board of Directors and by Article V: Standing Committees of these Bylaws as well as the Nominations Committee and the Communications Committee
A plurality of qualifying votes cast by those entitled to vote and voting shall constitute a winner in the election. Should a tie occur for any position, the Nominations Committee members shall cast lots (drawing one name at random) and shall certify as elected the person to whom the lot falls.
All ballots, credentials, and other records of the election shall be preserved by the Nominations Committee for a period of two (2) years after the election results are reported to The NPAGR Board of Directors.
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