2016 Delegate Election Calendar / Local Station Board Nominations Now Open: June 1st through June 30th at 9pm, local station time

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Please visit the Candidate Nomination Packet page to find out how to register as a candidate, gather nomination petition signatures, complete your candidate statement(s) and more.

A list of prospective nominees can be found here. Please note: these are individuals who have registered their candidacy but have not yet been verified or completed all requirements.

Listener Sponsor members need to gather at least 15 signatures of eligible Listener Sponsor members in good standing, and Staff members need to gather at least 5 signatures of eligible Staff members in good standing.

Article Four, Delegates, Section 3: Election of Delegates:

Elections of Delegates shall be staggered over a 3-year period with elections for 3 Staff Delegates and 9 Listener-Sponsor Delegates held in the first year, elections for 3 Staff Delegates and 9 Listener-Sponsor Delegates held in the second year and no elections in the third year. The ballots shall be counted by the Single Transferable Voting method.

Candidate Nomination Period: June 1 – June 30, 2016, 9pm local station time

Voter Date of Record: June 30, 2016

“Listener-Sponsor Members” shall be any natural persons who within the preceding 12-month period:

(1) have contributed a minimum of $25 to any Foundation radio station, or such minimum amount as the Board of Directors may from time to time decide; or

(2) have volunteered a minimum of three (3) hours of service to any Foundation radio station. Said contribution shall be considered non-refundable. Said volunteer work shall be performed under the supervision of the Foundation radio station management, and shall include volunteer work on committees of the Local Station Board.

Where a contribution is made jointly by two individuals and the contribution is in an amount equal to or more than the annual membership contribution required for two memberships (as set by the Board from time to time), then each of the joint donors shall be considered an individual and separate Listener-Sponsor Member. (For example, if John and Mary Smith jointly contribute $50.00 or more, then John Smith and Mary Smith will each be Members and will each have individual and separate Membership rights. However, if John and Mary Smith jointly contribute $40.00, then they shall jointly share one membership.)

Please note: The Local Station Board for each Foundation radio station (also referred to herein as “LSB”) may adjust or waive the contribution requirement for Listener-Sponsor Membership set forth in Section 1(A) of this Article of these Bylaws on a case by case basis for reasons of financial hardship, where said LSB, in its discretion, determines that the proposed member has demonstrated a sincere interest in becoming a Member of the Foundation and is also genuinely unable to afford the contribution amount or to volunteer the minimum 3 hours of service.

“Staff Members” shall be:

(1) any non-management full-time or part-time paid employee of a Foundation radio station; or

(2) any member of a Foundation radio station “Unpaid Staff Organization” or “Unpaid Staff Collective Bargaining Unit” which has been recognized by station management, or, if the station has neither such organization or bargaining unit, then any volunteer or unpaid staff member of a Foundation radio station who has worked for said radio station at least 30 hours in the preceding 3 months, exclusive of fundraising marathon telephone room volunteer time.

Said volunteer work shall be performed under the supervision of the Foundation radio station management and shall not include volunteer work on committees of a Local Station Board.

Radio station management employees and Foundation staff employees who are not employed at a Foundation radio station shall not qualify as Staff Members, however, such employees may qualify as Listener-Sponsor Members by contributing the requisite minimum dollar amount as set forth in Section 1(A) of this Article of these Bylaws. 

Visit Article 3, Members of the Foundation, Section 1 of the Bylaws.

Ballots Mailed/Online Voting Begins: August 15, 2016
Ballot Return Deadline/Online Voting Ends: September 30, 2016