Executive Board Election 2007 Procedures Announced

NLGSF Election Procedures 2007

Election Time & Place: October 2, 2007. Location: Oakland Library Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland. Polls will open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

1. Seats Up For Election

The four non-student officer seats will be up for re-election for one-year terms. Bylaws Art. 5, sec. 5. There will be 8 at-large Board seats up for election, which will be two-year terms. Bylaws Art. 5, sec. 5.

Executive Board (Terms Ending in Bold)

President Hunter Pyle
Vice President Heather Mills
Secretary Teague Briscoe
Treasurer Nancy Lowenthal
Law Student Representatives Kara Brodfuehrer and Chad Saunders
Travis August
Anne Befu
Erika Bernabei
Katherine Freyre
Patrick Guillory
Kent Klaudt
Terry Koch
Karl Krooth
Leslie Levy
Derek McDonald
Julie Patiño
Matthew Rinaldi
Carrie Rosenbaum
Ilyce Shugall
Christine Stouffer
David Waggoner

2. Candidates

Candidates must be members in good standing. They can declare their intention to run up to the time polls open on October 2. But if they wish to have their candidacy and a candidate statement posted on the chapter website and their name on the mail ballot, they must advise the NLG office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on September 10, 2007, and/or provide the office with their statement by that date and time. Candidates must identify whether they are seeking a specific officer position, or an at-large seat.

Candidates who declare by the early September 10th deadline may also request mailing labels with Bay Area Chapter members' addresses from the office to provide candidate information to members by mail. This request must be made when candidacy is declared on or before September 10th.

3. Voting

Eligibility to Vote

All members in good standing may vote. Members' dues must be current in order to vote. Lapsed members may tender dues up to the date and time of the membership vote to make dues current. Bylaws, Art. 4, sec. 10. New members must join and pay dues by 5 p.m. September 17, 2007. Bylaws, Art.4, sec. 10.

Absentee Voting

Mail in ballots must be requested by September 25, 2007: Vote by mail ballot shall be permitted. Mail ballots are only available by request. You may request a mail ballot by sending an email to Mel Campagna at mel@nlgsf.org, or by calling her at the Guild office at 415-285-5067, ext. 11 before 4:00 p.m. on September 25, 2007. Requests made after this date may not be accommodated. Upon this request, the mail ballot will be mailed to you. To ensure an accurate slate of candidates, no mail ballot will be mailed until September 11.

Members requesting absentee ballots will be sent a secret ballot, an anonymous envelope, and a marked return (outer) envelope which must be signed on the outside. The office will maintain a list of authorized absentee voters. After checking the outer envelopes for validity, secret ballots will be segregated from outer envelopes. No one will be permitted to cast two ballots.

Your mail in ballot must be received at the Guild office by no later than 4:00 p.m. on the date of the Election, October 2, 2007; alternatively it can be submitted by hand at the polling place while the polls are open. The Guild office address is 558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. The office is on the second floor. Ballots received after that time and date will be discarded.

Tied Vote

In the event of a tied vote, blind lots will be drawn immediately after the election to determine which candidate shall have the seat.