2016 USHJA Elections



Welcome! Thank you for your membership, and we look forward to your participation in this year’s elections. As a Senior Active or Senior Associate member in good standing, you are eligible to participate in the nomination process for zone committees, national officers and directors at-large of the Board, and the office of President. Members directly vote on six (three Hunter and three Jumper) zone committee members, while election of the USHJA Board of Directors (at-large and national officers, including President) is voted on by board members based on input from membership through the nomination process.

The following provides an overview of the process for each of these elections in 2016. For more information on the election process, check out the USHJA Bylaws and the companion document, the USHJA Bylaw Policy and Procedure Manual.

Presidential Nomination Form (CLOSED)


Board/National Officers
Nomination Form (CLOSED)

Zone Committee Voting (CLOSED)



Presidential
Election
April 1
Membership nomination period opens
Note: Upon nomination, nominees receive questionnaire that must be completed and returned to the USHJA Executive Director by May 15

May 1
Membership nomination period closes

May 15
Nominee questionnaires due to USHJA Executive Director

June 1
Nominees are notified whether or not they were are selected by the nominating committee for the next phase; nominating committee begins interviewing short-listed candidates

June 15
Nominating Committee finalizes recommendation

July 1
Nominees are notified whether or not they were selected by the Nominating Committee; Nominating Committee recommendation is announced to the board; Board has 10 days to submit additional nominees for consideration by NC and addition to the ballot.

July 10
All nominations are closed; additional nominees, if any, complete questionnaire by July 20.

July 20
Nominating committee reviews new candidates

August 1 - September 12
Final slate of candidates released to Board and public

September 12
Presidential election at USHJA Board of Director Meeting, Dallas, TX
Contact Leslie Mangan for time and location details.
(open to public and available via recorded webcast the following day)

 
Board At-Large/
National Officers Election
(excluding President)
June 15
Membership nomination period opens
Note: Upon nomination, nominees receive questionnaire that must be completed and returned to the USHJA Executive Director by September 15

August 15
Membership nomination period closes

September 15
Nominee questionnaires due to USHJA Executive Director

October 1
Nominees are notified whether or not they were selected by the nominating committee for the next phase; nominating committee begins interviewing short-listed candidates

October 20
Nominating Committee finalizes nominees

October 21
Candidates are notified whether or not they were selected by the Nominating Committee to be part of the slate of candidates; candidates are announced to the board; Board has 10 days to submit additional nominees for consideration by NC and addition to the ballot

Board/National Officer (other than President) election – held during USHJA Annual Meeting

November 2
All nominations are closed; additional nominees, if any, complete requisite documents.

November 10
Nominating Committee reviews new candidates

November 20
Final slate of candidates released to Board and public

December 11-15
Board/Officer election - at USHJA Annual Meeting
 
Zone Committee
Members Election
January 1
Membership nomination period opens

March 1
Membership nomination period closes

April 15
Zone Nominating Committee reviews member nominations to create ballot

May 15
Member voting opens (all Senior Active members in good standing may vote); ballots and biographies will be posted on each USHJA Zone webpage

July 1
Member voting closes

July 15
Elected members notified

July 31
Four largest USHJA Affiliate Member Organizations will be contacted to recommend their representative, who will be appointed by the President.

August 1 - September 30
The President appoints up to five additional committee members and appoints Chair and Vice Chair for each committee

September 30
President seats zone chairs and vice chairs

October 10
Newly created zone committee will attend current zone committee teleconference

November 1
Newly-created Zone committees seated