Important Elections Deadlines
Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST: Deadline for candidates to submit nomination forms to the Election Committee. Deadline for candidates to submit biographies/headshots for publications on MDFAWL website.
Monday, April 13, 2020: Announcement of candidates.
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST: Last day to enroll as a MDFAWL member to vote in the election.
Wednesday, April 24, 2020: Ballots are distributed to MDFAWL members.
Friday, May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST: Deadline for MDFAWL members to submit ballots.
Friday, May 4, 2020: Announcement of election results to members.
If you are interested in running for a position as an Officer or a Director (“Candidate”), you must submit a completed Nomination Form. You may also submit a statement of your qualifications - not to exceed 250 words - and a headshot.
The deadline to submit the Nomination Form, statement, and headshot is 5 p.m. EST on April 9, 2020 via email to email@example.com.
If any race for a Director or Officer position is contested, an election will be held. The 2020 Election will be conducted electronically. If you are a Full or Student Member (as defined in MDFAWL’s Bylaws), you will receive an electronic ballot (“Ballot”). Pursuant to the Bylaws, Honorary and Non-Lawyer Members are not entitled to vote. The Ballots will be sent on April 24, 2020 to the email address on file with State FAWL. If you would like to ensure that MDFAWL has your correct email address, please contact the Elections Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you receive your Ballot, follow the instructions to cast your electronic vote. You must cast your vote by May 1, 2020 at 5 p.m. EST for it to be counted in the 2020 Election. If you have any issues with casting your ballot or if you have not received your ballot by April 24, 2020, after checking your “spam” folder, please contact the Elections Committee at email@example.com.
Votes will be counted electronically. The candidate receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the position sought. The election results will be announced on May 4, 2020.