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About July 1, the Election Committee will announce the beginning of the voting period, and where to obtain your voting password. Your voter password will enable you to vote for every position for which you are eligible to vote. All members are eligible to vote for the National Coordinator and RAL.
Set your spam filters to accept mail from Registrar@usgwelections.org Follow the instructions in the email containing your voting password to cast your ballot.
NENC - Northeast North Central Region:
Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin
NWPL - Northwest Plains Region:
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming
SEMA - Southeast Mid-Atlantic Region:
Alabama, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
SWSC - Southwest South Central Region:
Arizona, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
National Special Projects:
State Archives Project, African American Griots, Genealogical Events, Kidz Project, Lineage Project, Tombstone Project
Sub-projects of the Archives Project are: Census Images, Court Cases, Digital Map Library, Marriage Records, Military Pensions, Obituary Project, and the Special Collections Project.
Check the Nominations Page regularly. During the nomination period (1-15 June) the page will be updated daily to reflect the latest nominations. After nominations close, a list of candidates with E-mail addresses can be found on the Meet The Candidates page. As they are made available to the EC, a Campaign Page URL for each nominee will be included.
The identity of voters and their vote(s) are never revealed! That information is considered extremely confidential, and is not available to any Project Member, including EC Members or Temporary EC Helpers. You may feel quite confident that no one will ever know who you voted for, or even if you voted at all.
"Nominees for National Coordinator shall have the following qualifications: at least one year (the twelve months immediately preceding an election) of continuous service and current activity as a member in good standing, and eligibility to vote within The USGenWeb Project. Qualifications of nominees for State Coordinator Representative, Local Coordinator Representative, and Special Project Representative are the same with the addition that their service shall have been as a State Coordinator, Local Coordinator, or one of the various positions associated with the Special Projects, respectively. "In good standing" is demonstrated by responding promptly to email, actively supporting researchers' efforts to find information, maintaining their website with appropriate, up-to-date content, and serving as a good example of the guidelines and standards of The USGenWeb Project."
Nominees for Representative at Large shall have the same qualifications as those for National Coordinator.
The EC does not make an eligibility determination. The EC contacts the appropriate local leadership within a given area, state or special project for verification that the nominee has met the necessary requirements.
Yes. Ref: Section VI. B. of the Election Committee Procedures as amended by the Advisory Board November 7, 2003.
"It is consistent with the spirit of Bylaws Article VI, Section 9 that Assistant State Coordinators and State Co-Coordinators shall have the same right and privilege as State Coordinators to run for and hold office."
The identity of the nominator is confidential! Only select EC Members will know the name of nominators and the names of nominators are never revealed, not even to the nominee.
Follow the instructions in the notice. You will have two (2) days to make your decision and respond. You will be accepted as a candidate upon verification of eligibility. If you do not respond within the two day period, you will not be listed as a nominee, and you must be renominated if you wish to be accepted as a nominee.
Ask your Project Coordinator, Advisory Board Representative, or state your question on one of the mail lists, such as DISCUSS-L
If you still need assistance, contact one of the EC Members or Temporary EC Representatives for your region/project. Please be patient. It's a very busy time of the year for the EC, but your question will be addressed as quickly as possible.
The Election Committee of the USGenWeb Project is a non-partisan standing committee charged with managing national polls and elections for the Project; providing a secure voting system; maintaining an up-to-date and accurate list of all members; and providing Volunteers with information about elections and candidates. It is not affiliated with any other election, voting, or campaign project or committee. Contact , EC Chair, or your regional EC Representative with questions and concerns.