2019 Election Information

**IMPORTANT NOTE: Candidate statements have been posted HERE and are available below!**

 

Do you want to help shape our programs and spearhead our events? The Capitol LGBTQ Association will be hosting board elections on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Please see below for important dates, positions available, qualifications, estimated time commitment, and a note about our bylaws.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To run in board elections, you must be a member of the Association and either have attended three events, or been a member for at least 30 days (Fellows and interns exempted). We recommend you join or renew your membership ASAP here.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, December 3rd — Candidate intention period begins
Thursday, December 13th — Mixer! Talk to the board about what it’s like, and start talking to members if you want to run.
Friday, January 11th — Candidate statements DUE (200 words)
Monday, January 14th — All candidate statements posted (see here!)
Thursday, January 10th or 17th — Meet the candidates mixer
Friday, January 25th — ELECTION!


POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

President
Vice President
Treasurer
Operations Director
Membership Director
Communications Director
Events Director
Community Outreach Director
External Affairs Director
Intern/Fellows Liaison


QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN:

* Must be a member of the Capitol LGBTQ Association (not a member? Become one here!)
* Must have attended at least three of our events, OR been a member for at least 30 days (NOTE: Interns and Fellows are exempt from this requirement)
* Must submit a 200 word statement on why you intend to run by Friday, January 11th, 2019. Please include what prior experiences you bring and what plans you have for the future growth of the association


TIME COMMITMENT:

Board members are expected to attend monthly hour-long board meetings, as well our monthly events for 1-2 hours. Please expect to spend 8-10 hours every month working on association business.

Board members will serve through 2019, until our next regularly scheduled elections in January 2020.

Remember — to RUN or VOTE you must be a member of our organization. Sign up here!


A NOTE ABOUT OUR BYLAWS:

The LGBTQ Association aims to work in full transparency with its membership. If you’ve read the bylaws, you may see that we originally laid out an election timeline within the bylaws, as well as an allowance for the elections subcommittee to set a timeline. These two things don’t necessarily work together, so we need to fix it next year. This year, because of the midterms and other factors, we realized that the timeline in the bylaws was going to be difficult and impractical. We’d like the new board and membership to revisit the timeline in the bylaws, which requires a full member meeting and vote. So this year, we expanded the timeline slightly to make sure that everyone gets to participate. Please reach out if you have any concerns with the elections dates or procedures.