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Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by another Fellow SEMPA in good standing. If another Fellow member nominates a candidate, the nominee must complete and submit the required submission packet by the deadline in order to be considered.
Candidates must be a SEMPA Fellow member in good standing in order to be considered for the slate.
All candidates must complete and submit:
Platform Statement Forms:
Official declaration is when a nomination along with a current CV and completed required paperwork is received in writing, or electronically, by the Society.
The declaration period is now open and will close September 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. All required materials must be included together with your submission and they must be complete.
Hard-copy submissions can be sent to:
ATTN: Board of Directors Elections
4950 West Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75063
It must be post marked on or before September 15, 2020.
Electronic submissions, which must include all the required materials in one email, can be sent to:
Applications will be reviewed by the Executive Board and the Nominating Committee. Candidates are required to participate in the vetting process conducted by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee will put forth the slate of candidates to the Executive Board for approval.
The Board of Directors reserves the right to verify information on a candidate’s platform statement and/or CV.
Candidates’ CV and platform statement will be made available to the SEMPA membership prior to the election and will remain available throughout the voting process.
Candidates will have time prior to the election to solicit votes and the membership will have the opportunity to ask candidates questions.
If the Society distributes any written or electronic election material(s) for any Board of Director candidate at the Society's expense, it shall make available, at the Society's expense, to each nominee, in or with the same material, the same amount of space that is provided any other nominee, with equal prominence.
Eligible voters are Fellow and Resident members in good standing. Voting for the SEMPA Board of Directors will open following Thanksgiving and will close in December.
A majority of valid ballots shall elect the President-Elect, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer.
The candidates for Director at Large positions receiving the highest number of votes cast shall be elected to office, up to the number of available positions.
In the event that there is no majority, a run-off election between the candidates receiving the most votes for the affected position shall be held. The run-off election will run in length no more than seven (7) days. A majority of valid ballots shall elect in a run-off election.
SEMPA’s management services group will tally and give final voting results to the President for review. The President Elect will inform each candidate of the election outcome within three (3) business days from the close of the election.
Once candidates are informed of the election outcome, the SEMPA membership will be notified.
The installation of the newly elected Board of Directors begins upon the commencement of the first Board meeting held in conjunction with SEMPA's annual conference after each year’s election.