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.
NACDL's 2017 Election will commence on January 1, 2017. 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. NACDL's Treasurer serves a two-year term and was last elected in 2016.
Members interested in running for office may do so in one or both of two ways: by seeking nomination from NACDL's Nominating Committee, or by submitting a candidacy petition. The Nominating Committee will meet in the spring to consider requests, which will be due to the nominating committee in late winter. Petitions will be due in late spring or early summer. Timelines, procedures, and specific deadlines will be posted on this site by January 1.