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ACOPA Elections Process
An “Election Commissioner” shall be appointed by the President no later than ninety (90) days prior to the beginning of the Annual Business Meeting. The Election Commissioner shall solicit Leadership Council Nominations from the Membership electronically no later than sixty (60) days prior to the beginning of the Annual Business Meeting. Upon receiving any Leadership Council Nomination, the Election Commissioner shall immediately notify the Nominated Candidate. All such Nominated Candidates seeking election to the Leadership Council must submit an electronic Nomination Acceptance and a statement by another Member seconding the Nomination no later than thirty (30) days before the Annual Business Meeting, at which time the Nominations Process is closed. Upon the closing of the Nominations Process, the Election Commissioner shall notify all Members electronically of the identity of the Nominees and shall arrange for the election of the Leadership Council Members as described herein.
In the event that any Nominated Candidate has not submitted a Nomination Acceptance by the close of the Nominations Process, or if there are an insufficient number of candidates for the open positions, the Election Commissioner shall so notify the Leadership Council, which shall have seven (7) days in which to choose and obtain the Nomination Acceptance of an Alternate Nominee or Nominees. In choosing any Alternate Nominee, the Leadership Council is authorized to select and obtain a Nomination Second and Nomination Acceptance from any Member in Good Standing.
The Election Commissioner shall be ineligible to run as a Leadership Council Member. Voting for Leadership Council Members shall be conducted electronically by the Election Commissioner. The Voting Process will commence no later than twenty-one (21) days before the Annual Business Meeting and be completed at least three (3) business days before the Annual Business Meeting. Those Nominees with the highest number of votes shall be elected. The President shall not vote, except in the event of a tie, and will do so at the Annual Business Meeting. The Election Commissioner, or delegate, shall announce the voting results at the Annual Business Meeting. Results shall not be valid unless a quorum of one-tenth (1/10th) of the Members entitled to vote have cast ballots pursuant to this section.
Election Results 2012
2012 Officer and Director Election Results
Tom Finnegan, MSPA, CPC
Executive Vice President
Lynn Young, MSPA
Kurt Piper, MSPA
Karen Smith, MSPA
Eugene Joseph, MSPA
Elected Directors: (each are elected for a 3 year term)
Cliff Woodhall, MSPA, CPC
Alan Stone, MSPA
Laura Okum, MSPA