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|2015 Call for Nominations: USCF Executive Board|
The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) will hold an election in 2015 for two at-large positions on the USCF Executive Board for a term of three years, expiring in 2018.
Any current USCF member who is not a current USCF employee or designated contractor (as defined in the USCF Bylaws) may be nominated for election to the Executive Board.
Nominations must be made by petition containing the signatures of fifty (50) or more members of the USCF who are either registered or eligible to register to vote, and by payment of a filing fee of $100 to the U.S. Chess Federation.
The members signing the nomination petition must include at least fifteen (15) USCF delegates representing at least five (5) states. The petition to nominate a candidate and the filing fee must be postmarked by Wednesday, December 31, 2014. (Send petitions and the filing fee to: Cheryle Bruce, U.S. Chess Federation, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557-3967.)
The nomination petitions must contain the dated signature, printed name, and USCF ID of each signer, and should contain the following text:
"We, the undersigned members of the U.S. Chess Federation, nominate_(candidate name goes here)_ as a candidate for election to the USCF Executive Board in the 2015 election. We also consent to having our names and USCF IDs published as having signed this petition."
Candidates must consent to be on the ballot, either by signing their own nomination petition or by separate notice to the USCF.
A voting member for this election is any current USCF member (active as of May 4, 2015) whose membership expires on or after June 30, 2015, who will be age 16 or older by June 30, 2015, and who registers to vote by May 1, 2015.
Ballots will be distributed to voting members who are registered to vote as of May 1, 2015. Ballot distribution will occur around June 10th, and returnedballots will be counted in July. The terms will begin at the conclusion ofthe 2015 Delegates' Meeting.