2020 Call for Candidates & Presidential Election Plan

August 12, 2020

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

With this year’s Affirmation International Conference rapidly approaching, it is time for Affirmation members seeking to be candidates in this year’s Affirmation presidential election to declare their candidacy. Please see the following timeline for this election for more information.

August 12th: Call for candidates will be published on the Affirmation website, emailed to Affirmation subscribers, and posted to Affirmation’s primary social media channels.

September 11th: Deadline for candidacy statements. To submit your candidacy for the presidency, you need to select two vice-presidential candidates, and then submit your name with theirs to the corresponding secretary, Todd Richardson, at [email protected]

October 11th: Membership dues closed for voting. Candidate statements will be published on the Affirmation website, emailed to Affirmation subscribers, and posted to Affirmation’s primary social media channels. Not sure if you are a member of Affirmation? Click here to have your membership status emailed to you.

October 12th: Polls open via electronic voting. Members to receive a link to vote via email.

October 26th: Polls close at 11:59 pm, Mountain Time.

October 27 – November 2: The Election Committee will meet to count the votes, determine the winner, and certify the results via email to the current Executive Committee and Board.

November 3: The results of the election will be published on the Affirmation website, emailed to Affirmation subscribers, and posted to Affirmation’s primary social media channels.

The President of Affirmation serves for a term of two years beginning on January 1st following an election. The position of President is the only elected position in Affirmation. The President appoints two vice presidents and these three people form an Executive Committee that conducts the business of Affirmation along with the Board of Directors and a large expanded team of volunteers.

For more information on the duties of the President, Board of Directions, elections, and more, please see Affirmation’s Charter and Bylaws.

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