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USATF Mid-Atlantic Association Elections


2015 Elections for Sports Committees

The USATF Mid-Atlantic Association will elect members to the association’s three sports committees at the Annual Meeting in September 2015. The elected members will serve for two years beginning January 1, 2016.

Under the Association Bylaws, the president will appoint a Nominating Committee that will create a slate of nominees for each committee. The association secretary will post the nominations. Candidates may also be nominated by a petition signed by three association members and delivered to the secretary. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor on the night of the election.

The complete election procedures are described in Article 8 of the Bylaws. Below is a summary.


Election Procedures for Sports Committees

Under the Association Bylaws, the membership will elect nine members to each committee – High Performance, Long Distance Running and Youth Athletics - in each odd-numbered year. The association president appoints three additional members to each committee.

The elected members of each committee must include at least three active athletes, and each committee’s total membership must include at least four active athletes. Also, the Youth Athletics and High Performance Committees must each have at least three coaches as members.

The president will appoint a Nominating Committee, which is charged with submitting a slate of nominees for each sports committee to the association secretary at least 45 days before the election. The secretary will post the nominations at least 30 days before the election.

Candidates may also be nominated by a petition signed by three association members and delivered to the secretary at least 15 days before the election. Nominations will also be allowed from the floor on the night of the election.

The candidates must be association members and must be at least 18 years old on the date that the new two-year term begins.

The candidates’ names will be listed alphabetically on the ballot. The voting will be by secret ballot, except for uncontested elections. Voters must have been association members as of July 31. There are no mail, phone or proxy votes.

A panel of at least three individuals, including at least one athlete, will count the ballots. If no candidate receives a majority vote, there will be additional ballots, each time eliminating the candidate with the fewest votes, until one candidate wins a majority.

Each committee will elect its chair and vice chair within 30 days after the Annual Meeting.

The membership at the association Annual Meeting will also elect delegates to the USATF Annual Meeting, which will be in December. Nominations will be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting.


2016 Elections for Association Officers

The USATF Mid-Atlantic Association will elect its five officers and the membership chair at the Annual Meeting in September 2016. The elected officers will serve for two years beginning January 1, 2017.

Under the Association Bylaws, the president will appoint a Nominating Committee that will create a slate of nominees for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, financial secretary and membership chair. The association secretary will post the nominations. Candidates may also be nominated by a petition signed by three association members and delivered to the secretary. Nominations will also be accepted from the floor on the night of the election.

The complete election procedures are described in Article 8 of the Bylaws. Below is a summary.


Election Procedures for Association Officers

Under the Association Bylaws, the membership will elect its five officers at the Annual Meeting in September in each even-numbered year. The officers are president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and financial secretary. By practice, the membership also elects the membership chair at that meeting.

The president will appoint a Nominating Committee, which is charged with submitting a slate of nominees to the association secretary at least 45 days before the election. The secretary will post the nominations at least 30 days before the election.

Candidates may also be nominated by a petition signed by three association members and delivered to the secretary at least 15 days before the election. Nominations will also be allowed from the floor on the night of the election.

The candidates must be association members and must be at least 18 years old on the date that the new two-year term begins.

The candidates’ names will be listed alphabetically on the ballot. The voting will be by secret ballot, except for uncontested elections. Voters must have been association members as of July 31. There are no mail, phone or proxy votes.

A panel of at least three individuals, including at least one athlete, will count the ballots. If no candidate receives a majority vote, there will be additional ballots, each time eliminating the candidate with the fewest votes, until one candidate wins a majority.

Each committee will elect its chair and vice chair within 30 days after the Annual Meeting.

The membership at the association Annual Meeting will also elect delegates to the USATF Annual Meeting, which will be in December. Nominations will be made from the floor during the Annual Meeting.