Section 1. The nomination and election of officers shall be conducted annually in accordance with the terms of office specified in Article IV, Section 1. Election of new officers(s) and directors(s) shall be completed by September 30th in the year prior to assuming the duties of the office(s). Duties of office begin January 1st of the following year. All voting members in good standing of the Chapter shall have the right to vote in the election. Discrimination in election and nomination procedures on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, age, marital status, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, or unlawful purpose is prohibited.
Section 2. Candidates who are elected shall take office on the first day of January following their election, and shall hold office for the duration of their terms or until their successors have been elected and qualified. Newly elected officer(s) shall begin working with the out-going officer(s) beginning October 1st in the year they are elected and work through December 31st to help with turn over of responsibilities.
Section 3. A Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate containing nominees for each Board position and shall determine the eligibility and willingness of each nominee to stand for election. Candidates for Board position may also be nominated by petition process established by the Nominating Committee or the Board. Elections shall be conducted: (a) during the annual meeting of the membership; (b) by mail ballot to all voting members in good standing or (c) by electronic ballet in compliance with the legal jurisdiction. The candidate who receives a majority of votes cast for each office shall be elected. Ballots shall be counted by the Nominating Committee or by tellers designated by the Board.
Section 4. No current member of the Nominating Committee shall be included in the slate of nominees prepared by the Committee.
Section 5: In accordance with PMI policies, practices, procedures, rules and directives, no funds or resources of PMI or the Chapter may be used to support the election of nay candidate or group of candidates for PMI, Chapter or public office. No other type of organized electioneering, communications, fund-raising or other organized activity on behalf of a candidate shall be permitted. The Chapter Nominating Committee, or other applicable body designated by the Chapter, will be the sole distributor(s) of all election materials for chapter elected positions.
Section 6. Any challenge to an election result should be submitted to the Immediate Past President in writing within (7) days of the election results being published. In the case where a member in good standing challenges the election results, the Immediate Past President will contact PMI's Region Mentor for the Chapter for certification and/or mediation of the election results. If the Region Mentor is unable to perform certification and/or mediation of the election results, the Immediate Past President will contact PMI’s Global Operations Center for certification and/or mediation of the election results. A written response to the challenge will be provided to the member making the challenge by the Immediate Past President within 14 days of the challenge being made. Any certification or mediation decision will be considered binding and no additional challenge may be made by the original challenger or any other challenger for the position originally challenged. Record of the challenge and the subsequent response will be included in the Chapter's records. If a challenge response results in a change to the election results, the Chapter will inform the membership of the new results through its typical communication channels. There is no requirement for the Chapter to extend extra-ordinary effort to communicate the new results. With respect to privacy, the notice of change in results should be limited to a statement indicating that the result had changed at the direction of PMI and should include the name of the new officer. Details regarding the reason for the challenge and/or the reason for the change in result should not be included for privacy reasons.