Executive Board Nominating Petitions Deadline Correction

Due to a production error in the Call for Nominations published in the October and November issues of Chess Life, the deadline for submitting Executive Board nominating petitions and filing fees was incorrectly listed as Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The correct deadline for submission is Thursday, December 31, 2020.  

Please also see this article about our nominating committee.

Here is the full text from the October/November issues, with the date corrected:

Call for Nominations

The US Chess Federation (US Chess) will hold an election in 2021 for three at-large positions on the US Chess Executive Board. The top two finishers will be elected for term a term of four years expiring in 2025. The third place finisher will be elected to a term of two years expiring in 2023.

Any current US Chess member who is not a current US Chess employee or designated contractor (as defined in the US Chess bylaws) may be nominated for election to the Executive Board.

Nominations must be made by petition containing the signatures of fifty (50) or more members of US Chess who are either registered or eligible to register to vote, and by payment of a filing fee of $100 to the US Chess Federation.

The members signing the nomination petition must include at least fifteen (15) US Chess delegates representing at least five (5) states. (Signatures of alternate delegates do not count toward this requirement.) The petition to nominate a candidate and the filing fee must be postmarked by Thursday, December 31, 2020. Send petitions and the filing fee to: US Chess Federation, ATTN: Governance Coordinator, P.O. Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557-3967. Petitions may also be submitted electronically to governance@uschess.org.

The nomination petitions must contain the dated signature, printed name, and US Chess ID number of each signer, and should contain the following text:

“We, the undersigned members of the US Chess Federation, nominate _(candidate name goes here)_ as a candidate for election to the US Chess Executive Board in the 2021 election. We also consent to having our names and US Chess ID numbers published as having signed this petition.”

A sample nomination form is available here.

Click here for a fillable version. 

Candidates must consent to be on the ballot either by signing their own nomination petition or by separate notice to US Chess.

A voting member for this election is any current US Chess member (active as of May 4, 2021) whose membership expires on or after June 30, 2021, who will be age 16 or older as of June 30, 2021, and who registers to vote by May 1, 2021. Members with memberships of less than one year duration at their start are not eligible to become voting members.

Ballots will be distributed to voting members who are registered to vote as of May 1, 2021. Ballot distribution will occur around June 10th and returned ballots will be counted in July. The terms will begin at the conclusion of the 2021 delegates’ meeting.
 

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