Election Center

NACDL conducts annual elections for various officer and Board positions. Each year, NACDL elects approximately one third of the Board of Directors. Directors serve three-year terms and may serve two consecutive full terms. Each year NACDL also elects a Secretary, Second and First Vice President, and President Elect. After a one-year term, the President Elect automatically becomes President. Finally, NACDL elects a Treasurer to a two-year term every other year. The Treasurer is ineligible to run for any Board or Director office during that term.

Periodically NACDL conducts special elections to fill positions left vacant.

All elections and election candidates are subject to the provisions of the NACDL bylaws regarding elections and to the board-adopted standing board policy on elections.

2017 Regular Election

NACDL's 2017 Election is underway. In 2017, NACDL will elect nine members of its Board of Directors, as well as its President Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, and Secretary. 

Report of the Nominating Committee

The NACDL Nominating Committee met on May 5, 2017, to select eligible candidates to serve in the positions listed below during the 2017-2018 term. The Committee nominated the following slate of candidates for the 2017 NACDL Election. No petitions were received. Pursuant to Article VIII, Section 3(b) of NACDL's bylaws, the Nominating Committee slate of candidates will be declared elected by acclamation at the Annual Membership Meeting:


  • President Elect: Drew Findling - Atlanta, GA
  • First Vice President: Nina Ginsberg - Alexandria, VA
  • Second Vice President: Christopher W. Adams - Charleston, SC
  • Secretary: Martin Sabelli - San Francisco, CA

Board of Directors 

  • Daniel Arshack - New York, NY
  • Nicole DeBorde - Houston, TX
  • Marissa Elkins - Northampton, MA
  • Jeffrey Green - Washington, D.C.
  • Timothy McCarthy - West Des Moines, IA
  • Steven Morrison - Grand Forks, ND
  • Robert Toale - New Orleans, LA
  • William Wolf - Chicago, IL
  • Jeff Zimmerman - Alexandria, VA

For requirements and other election details, click to learn more.

See the complete procedures and protocols for the 2017 election.


The following deadlines apply to the 2017 election:

  • March 31, 2017: Submissions requesting consideration by the Nominating Committee Due.
  • May 5, 2017: Nominating Committee meets in Las Vegas
  • May 6, 2017: Nominating Committee announces its slate at Las Vegas board meeting
  • May 8, 2017: Nominating Committee slate announced to NACDL membership online
  • June 8, 2017: Candidacy petitions due (download a petitionPDF Icon (Very Small))
  • July 3-14, 2017: If any qualified petitions for candidacy are timely recieved voting will take place during this window. Voting will be online (with an option for paper ballot submission) subject to procedures posted in early Spring.
  • July 29, 2017: Annual Meeting; election results announced

See more information concerning 2017 election deadlines.

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