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Garvinator
09-11-2006, 12:47 PM
This has been posted on www.susanpolgar.blogspot.com

The reason I thought I would post it is the part about having to pay $250 to run for a position. Out here we are begging ppl to run for positions, over there you have to pay for the privilege of just being a candidate :eek:


The next USCF Election

USCF Executive Board

Call for Nominations

The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2007 for three at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board. Each position is for a period of four years, will commence at the conclusion of the 2007 Delegates Meeting and will run through the conclusion of the 2011 Delegates Meeting.

Any current USCF member who is not a current USCF employee or designated contractor (see the USCF Bylaws for those definitions) can be nominated as a candidate for election to these positions on the USCF Executive Board.

Nominations must be by petitions containing the signatures of 30 or more Voting Members of the USCF and by a filing fee of $250 payable to the U.S. Chess Federation. The petition to nominate a candidate and the filing fee must be received at the USCF office in Tennessee by Wednesday, January 10th, 2007. (Send nominations and the filing fee to Pat Knight, U.S. Chess Federation, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557-3967.) (my bolding)

The nomination petitions must contain the dated signatures, printed names and USCF IDs of each voting member, and must contain the following text:

We, the undersigned, being Voting Members of the US Chess Federation, nominate __(candidate name goes here)__ as a candidate for election to the USCF Executive Board in the 2007 election. We also consent to having our names and USCF IDs published as having signed this petition.

A sample nomination form will be made available on the USCF website.

Candidates must consent to be on the ballot, either by signing their own nominating petition or by a separate notice to the USCF.

A Voting Member for this election is any current USCF member as of May 31, 2007, who will be age 16 or older by June 30, 2007, and who lives in the United States.

Ballots will be distributed to Voting Members around June 1st and will be counted in July. The top three vote getters will be elected to four year positions once the election results have been certified by the USCF Board of Delegates when it meets in August.

Each certified candidate will be allowed a 150-word candidate statement and picture to appear in the April issue of Chess Life, and a -page election statement (approximately 500 words) to appear in the May and June issues of Chess Life. Deadlines for these statements will be sent to candidates once they have been certified. Statements that have not been received by the deadlines will not be published.

Under the USCF Bylaws, any candidate who has been convicted of a felony as an adult in the United States must disclose that conviction in his or her election statements, and is granted an additional 100 words for that purpose.

For additional information on the requirements of office, including the conflict of interest restrictions on Executive Board members and members of their families, see the USCF Bylaws and the USCF Code of Conduct.

Mike Nolan, USCF Election Committee