Election Info

NSPRA is governed by an Executive Board comprised of 12 elected officers: a President, President-elect, Vice President of Diversity Engagement, seven Regional Vice Presidents and two appointed Vice Presidents at-Large who represent different interest groups among our membership.

The annual Call for Candidates is issued in January and the election of officers is conducted in August. Ballots are sent to all eligible voting members (a professional-level membership is required to vote and hold office) by August 15. Completed ballots must be returned no later than 15 working days from that date. On or before September 30, the Board of Tellers certifies the election results and those receiving a plurality of votes take office on October 1.

In the event that a candidate runs uncontested for an office the Executive Board may affirm the candidate by acclamation and no election will be held for that office. Because NSPRA does not hold its election at the National Seminar, there is no provision for running from the floor. NSPRA Bylaws do not allow for write-in candidates.

Eligibility to Run for Office

Candidates must:

  • Have maintained a professional-level membership for the past five consecutive years;
  • Be a member of their state NSPRA chapter, if one exists;
  • Have attended at least three of the last five annual National Seminars; and
  • Comply with NSPRA policies on elections and campaigning.

Members may not run for office if:

  • They reside in the same state as the Regional Vice President whose term is expiring (applies only to Regional Vice President offices);
  • Another employee of their district or organization is a current elected or appointed officer of NSPRA; and/or
  • They are a paid employee/representative of an NSPRA chapter.

Members interested in running for the NSPRA Executive Board are encouraged to consult the Guide to Running for an NSPRA Office or contact a member of the Executive Board Search Committee for more information.

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