Posted Oct 02, 2009 12:20 am CDT
The following jurisdictions will elect a State Delegate for a three-year term beginning at the adjournment of the 2010 Annual Meeting:
Nominating petitions for State Delegates to be elected in 2010 must be filed with the Board of Elections at Association headquarters not later than Thursday, December 10, 2009. For each state in which more than one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections shall have the name of each nominee and the names of 25 signers of the nominating petition published in the February 2010 issue of the ABA Journal.
While it is desirable that more than the required minimum of twenty-five names of members of the Association appear on the nominating petitions, only twenty-five names of signers of any petition will be published as provided by § 6.3(b) of the Association’s Constitution. Only signatures of members of the Association will be counted. Each nominating petition must be accompanied by a typewritten list of names and addresses of the signers in the order in which they appear on the petition. A one-hundred-word biographical sketch of the nominee must also accompany the petitions. Forms for this purpose will be provided. The biographical sketch will be included in the ballot material sent to each Association member in the state in which the nominee is a candidate for the office of State Delegate.
A candidate for nominee and all signers must be members of the Association whose membership is accredited to the state where the election is being held. There is no limit to the number of candidates who may be nominated in any state, and the nominations are made only on the initiative of members themselves.
Each nominee for the office of State Delegate is entitled to receive one list of the names and addresses of the Association members in his/her state. The list is to be made available only after the proper filing of nominating petitions, after the filing deadline, and upon written request. The nominee should allow fourteen days from receipt of the request until delivery of the list.
Nominating petitions may be obtained from the Board of Elections at the headquarters office of the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, 21st Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60654-7598 and must be filed before the close of business at 5:00 P.M., Friday, December 10, 2009.
Ballots will be sent to members in good standing, accredited to the state in which elections are to be held, no later than Friday, January 22, 2010. In accordance with § 6.3(e) of the constitution, no ballots will be sent to members when a State Delegate election is uncontested. If only one valid nominating petition is filed, the Board of Elections will certify that the sole nominee is elected.
BOARD OF ELECTIONS
The Hon. Annice M. Wagner, Chair
Louise Michaux Gonzales
Jack B. Middleton
The following persons were elected to three-year terms as Delegates-at-Large to the House of Delegates at the 2009 Annual Meeting: Tom Bolt (U.S. Virgin Islands); Pamela A. Bresnahan (Maryland); C. Elisia Frazier (Georgia); Llewelyn G. Pritchard (Washington); Seth Rosner (New York); and Saul A. Wolfe (New Jersey).
Kenneth E. Young of North Carolina was elected to a one-year term as Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates at the 2009 Annual Meeting due to the resignation of Mark D. Agrast.
Fred Rodgers of Colorado was elected to a one-year term as Delegate-at-Large to the House of Delegates at the 2009 Annual Meeting due to the resignation of Robert A. Stein.