Nominations for USATF Officers and Long Distance Running Division Chair
Nominated officers (PDF)
At the 2004 USATF Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon, delegates have the responsibility of electing four USATF Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Also, the members of the three sport committees making up the Long Distance Running division will elect the Long Distance Running Division Chair.
We are not voting for any IAAF positions, or for a USOC Board Member. At the USATF Board of Directors meeting held in conjunction with the Olympic Track & Field Trials, the election for the second USOC Board member was suspended. This position has been eliminated by the USOC as a result of their recent restructuring.
No special elections are scheduled.
For USATF Officer, per Bylaws Article 9-A: No individual may be an officer of USATF who is also an officer of another national governing body, and per Bylaws Article 9-D: No person shall serve in an officer position for more than two (2) fouryear terms without a period away from that position. The Chair of Law & Legislation Committee, Judge James Murphy, has stated that the USATF restructuring created a new position of Vice President. Thus, the person elected as Vice President in 2000 will have completed only one term and is not subject to the two (2) term limitation at this election. All other USATF offices are continuations of the previous office, so the two (2) term limitation will apply to the office of President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Nominators and Seconders for USATF Officers
Per Bylaws Article 9-E-2-b: Each candidate may have up to a maximum of five (5) nominators. The nominations must be collectively seconded by at least ten (10) and no more than twenty (20) other members of those nominating constituencies listed above, and include the written approval of the nominee.
Nominators and Seconders for Long Distance Running Division Chair
Per Bylaws Article 9-F-1: Nominators and seconders must be within the division. Per Bylaws Article 9-E-2-b: Each candidate may have up to a maximum of five (5) nominators. The nominations must be collectively seconded by at least ten (10) and no more than twenty (20) other members of those nominating constituencies listed above, and include the written approval of the nominee.
Pre-Annual Meeting Nominations Activity
By Tuesday, August 3 (120 days before the Meeting begins), the Nominations Subcommittee of the Member Services Committee will have nominations information and forms distributed to the persons and groups listed. The forms may be photocopied for your convenience.
By Saturday, October 2 (60 days before the Meeting begins), nominations are due back to the Chair of the Nominations Subcommittee (they must be received in the National Office by Monday, October 4). Send the completed forms to Nominations Subcommittee, c/o Sherry Quack, USA Track & Field, One RCA Dome, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1023. In order to make the deadline, nominations may be faxed to Sherry at 317- 261-0513. Note: Faxes must be legible.
By Monday, November 1 (30 days before the meeting begins), the subcommittee shall prepare a nominations report listing all eligible candidates in alphabetical order, without indicating preference, and circulate it to all nominees and all nominating constituencies listed above. The report will also be included in each delegates package and shall contain a statement provided by each candidate.
Annual Meeting Nominations and Elections Activity
At the Annual Meeting, further nominations may be submitted to the registration desk prior to the scheduled start of the First General Session on Wednesday, December 1 and must be on the standard nomination form. This requirement includes the maximum of five (5) nominators and collectively at least ten (10) and no more than twenty (20) seconders. A committee member will be assigned to collect the nominations prior to the First General Session.
At the USATF BOD Meeting in Sacramento, the following parameters were approved for the elections:
First round balloting shall take place on Friday, December 3 from 7:00 10:00 a.m. Results of elected persons and still contested positions will be posted at 11:00 a.m., or as soon as possible. Bylaws Article 9-E-4-e governs protests.
Second round balloting, if necessary, shall take place on Friday, December 3 from 12:00 noon 2:00 p.m. Results will be posted by 3:00 p.m. or as soon as possible.
Third round balloting, if necessary, shall take place on Friday, December 3 from 4:00 6:00 p.m. Results will be posted by 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible.
Governing Bylaws and Exhibits
For more information about the Bylaws and Exhibits governing the delegates, constituencies, nominations, and elections, consult the table below.
|Delegates to the Annual Meeting||Article 7||All Sections|
|Meetings of USATF||Article 8||Sections A, C, D, E|
|Credentials for voting in USATF||Article 8||Section I|
|Voting in USATF (including nominations)||Article 9||Sections A, B, C, D, E|
|Divisional Chairs and Committee Elections||Article 9||Sections F and G|
|Delegates Representation||Exhibits B, C, D, E||Full Exhibit|
|Sports Committee Voting Membership||Exhibit F||Full Exhibit|