Friday, April 19, 2013

Nominating Committee Unable to Find Nominees

Our Nominating Committee just finished its process and was unable to find nominees to fill all of the positions.  What do we do now?
Based on Article 5, Section 6 of the WSPTA Uniform Bylaws, the Nominating Committee should continue seeking a candidate or candidates until its report is due (which is 15 days prior to the election), and if there are no candidates found then the report should so indicate.  At the general meeting at which the Nominating Committee’s report is read, the President should read the report, and then open the floor for nominations.  If no candidates come forward at that meeting, the same opportunity should be presented at any further general membership meetings that occur before July 1st.  If no one has been elected by July 1st, the current officers can stay in their positions until the new Executive Committee appoints someone to serve in that position.  If the Executive Committee does appoint someone, the appointment lasts until the next general membership meeting, at which time there should be another opportunity for nominations from the floor.