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Election Process & Deadlines

We are nearing the start of the FAI Board of Directors election season.

Per the organization's Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is now looking for candidates interested in filling upcoming vacancies on the Board. There will be five seats open and current Directors may be among those running to fill those seats.   

If you are interested in running for one of the open seats, please click the button below to submit the form that outlines your interest, qualifications, bio and a short platform by August 1st.

Please keep in mind that all Directors are elected “at large” and do not represent any specific constituency.


Additional Deadlines:

1.   October 15, 2015   

The Nominating Committee will announce a slate of candidates and this slate will be distributed by email or other common carrier to members and also posted on the Folk Alliance International website.  

The Nominating Committee is tasked with putting together a slate that corresponds to a needed mix of skills, experiences and diversity. Therefore, not every person who expresses interest in running for a seat on the Board may be placed on the slate.  

There is a self nomination procedure for members still interested in running or who missed earlier deadlines.

To be placed on the “final” slate, they must receive the support of 10 members in good standing. This support can come in the form of an email or letter sent to the FAI offices. These nominations must be received by November 1st to qualify. These candidates must also submit the same biographical info and platform statement to the Nominating Committee.    

2. November 1, 2015   

Members requesting a paper ballot (as opposed to electronic) must request this BY NOVEMBER 1, 2015. Please place your requests with the FAI office.  

3. November 1, 2015   

All petitions (email or other) for write in candidates must be received at the FAI offices by this date.  

4. November 8, 2015

Information about each member of the final slate (Nominating Committee selected and candidates by petition) will be placed on the Folk Alliance International website. The official ballot will be distributed to all voting members of Folk Alliance International by electronic means on this date and also sent out by other carrier to members who have made prior requests. Notice of any proposal to alter, amend, or repeal these Bylaws must also be provided by this time and by the same means.  

5. December 8, 2015   

Only votes cast by 11:59 PM Central Time on this date will be counted. Write-ins are permitted. Each voting member may vote for no more than the number of (“n”) Directorships open, normally five (5), times the number of votes that voter receives. All votes are checked for eligibility. The top “n” vote-getters are elected Directors.   

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