Nominations and Elections Committee

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The role of the NOBCChE Nomination and Elections Committee (NEC) is to identify and select candidates who can provide quality leadership to NOBCChE. The composition of this committee is restricted to at  most three (3) members of the Executive Board. The Chairman of this committee shall be appointed by the Chairman of the Executive Board.



NEC Roles and Responsibilities

  • Receive nomination for persons who may be considered for positions on the Executive Board [Administrative Officers (4), Regional Chairs (5), and Executive Committee (8)].
  • Select and prepare a slate of nominees with a summary of their qualifications for review and approval by the Executive Board.
  • Receive the checklist for a valid nomination from nominees.
  • Oversee and conduct all National Elections (including annual elections, special elections, and proposed changes to the Constitution and By-Laws).
  • Oversee the selection process for Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. The selection is restricted to the eight (8) member Executive Committee.

Committee Chairman: Contact Dr. Vincent Ortiz. If you have election questions or feedback,please email the chair at [email protected] 

NEC Important Election Dates

  • Nominations must be received by May 15, 2019
  • Election ballots will be distributed on May 31, 2019

How to Vote

Ballots for open positions to the Executive Board will be distributed electronically on May 31, 2019 of the current election year to all NOBCChE members eligible to vote. Information on how to vote online or by mail, and how to request a new or replacement ballot, will be posted on the NOBCChE elections site at that time.

Voter Eligibility

To be eligible to vote in National Elections, you must have been a regular member in good financial standing by March 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST

Candidate Eligibility

To be an eligible candidate, your nomination must be officially accepted by the elections committee and you must have been be a regular member in good financial standing by December 31, 2018 11:59 PST. Qualified candidates will be asked to submit a candidate packet to the NEC. Nominations, biographical information, and statements must be uploaded electronically via email by May 15, 2019 . Candidate information received after this date will not be accepted.

Nominations for Open Positions

The role of the NOBCChE Nomination and Elections Committee (NEC) is to identify and verify the eligibility of candidates who can provide quality leadership to NOBCChE. If you would like to suggest yourself or another member for consideration, please submit your suggestion to the committee by emailing [email protected].  All potential candidates must adhere to the eligibility requirements and are subjected to review by the committee. In 2019 there are three at-large positions open.  The three-year terms of Malinda Gilmore, Vincent Ortiz and Rena Robinson expire on June 30, 2019.


In 2019, elections for the following offices will be held:


  • President Elect
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • National Student Representative
  • Regional Chairs: Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, West (note that the Midwest Chair will be elected in even years
  • Regional Student Representatives
  • Three At-large Board Members (to replace Gilmore, Robinson and Ortiz)
  • Parliamentarian