Selection of District
 

Christine "Tina" Hall

(906)235-1169
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District 6220 Exec. Asst.

(920)639-3615
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The DGN selection process must be completed no later than two years prior to the date that the DGN takes office and may start no sooner than three years prior to that date. The first planning worksheet below is designed for districts that use a nominating committee to select their DGN.  Complete the worksheet by inserting the dates you choose for the events in the process. Additional worksheets follow for districts that use a ballot-by-mail procedure or select their DGNs at a district conference.

 

Nominating Committee Procedure

EventTimingDate
1. Members of the nominating committee have been determined by the district?s own criteria, or if it has none, the default procedure in RI Bylaws 14.020.3.
2. The district governor invites clubs to submit their suggestions for nominations for governor.At least two months before the deadline
3. Deadline for the governor or the nominating committee chair to receive club resolutions suggesting candidates for the office of district governor.At least two months after governor sends announcement
4. The nominating committee selects its nominee for governor.
5. The nominating committee chair notifies the governor of the candidate selected.Within 24 hours after nominating committee adjourns
6. The governor notifies all candidates of the decision. The governor also notifies clubs in the district of the selected nominee and announces the deadline for receipt by the governor of challenging candidates. Within 72 hours of notification by nominating committee
7. Deadline for receipt by the governor of challenging candidates.Not more than 14 days after clubs are notified
If clubs do not submit challenges by the deadline or if challenges are withdrawn, then the governor will declare the nominating committee selection to be the official nominee and notify all club presidents within 15 days.
8. Governor notifies clubs of any challenging candidates and asks if clubs wish to concur.
9. Deadline for receipt by the governor of concurrences with a challenge. Determined by the governor
 

Nominating Committee Procedure - continued

EventTimingDate
If there are not enough clubs concurring with a challenge, or if concurrences are withdrawn or invalid, then the governor will declare the nominating committee selection to be the official nominee and notify all club presidents within 15 days.
1. If a valid challenge and the necessary concurrences are received prior to the deadline, the governor notifies clubs of names and qualifications of each candidate, the names of the challenging and concurring clubs, and the selection method: ballot-by-mail or district conference vote (Note: If a district conference vote is selected, refer to the procedure outlined on that worksheet below.)Within seven days of the deadline for concurrences
2. The governor notifies each club of the number of votes to which it is entitled.At least 15 days before the balloting
3. The governor mails one ballot, signed by the members of the balloting committee, to each club.
4. Deadline for receipt by the governor of ballots.No less than 15 days and no more than 30 days after the ballot is mailed
5. The governor announces the place, date and time for counting and validating of ballots and appoints a three-member committee to perform these duties.Determined by the governor
6. In the presence of the candidates or their representatives, the balloting committee validates the ballots cast. Then, in a separate process, the balloting committee counts the ballots. The balloting committee promptly reports the results of the ballot to the governor, including the number of votes cast for each candidate.
7. The governor notifies the candidates and all clubs of the election results, declaring the candidate receiving a majority of votes as the governor-nominee.
8. The balloting committee retains all ballots for 15 days and makes them available for inspection by a representative of any club. The ballots are destroyed after the 15 day review period (unless there is an election complaint).For a period of 15 days following the governor?s notification of the candidates
9. The governor certifies the name of the governor-nominee by submitting the governor nominee form to Club and District Support.Within 10 days after the governor declares the results

Ballot-by-Mail

EventTimingDate
1. The district governor invites clubs to submit their suggestions for nominations for governor.
2. Deadline for suggestions from clubs. At least one month after announcement is sent by governor
If only one suggestion, governor declares the sole candidate to be the governor-nominee.
3. When two or more candidates are suggested, governor notifies all clubs of their names and qualifications, indicating that the governor-nominee will be selected in a ballot-by-mail.
4. The governor notifies each club of the number of votes to which it is entitled.At least 15 days before the balloting
5. The governor prepares and mails one ballot, signed by the members of the balloting committee, to each club.
6. Deadline for returning ballots to the district governor.No less than 15 days and no more than 30 days after the ballot is mailed
7. The governor announces the place, date and time for counting and validating of ballots and appoints a three-member committee to perform these duties.Determined by the governor
8. In the presence of the candidates or their representatives, the balloting committee validates the ballots cast. Then, in a separate process, the balloting committee counts the ballots. The balloting committee promptly reports the results of the ballot to the governor, including the number of votes cast for each candidate.
9. The governor notifies the candidates and all clubs of the election results, declaring the candidate receiving a majority of votes as the governor-nominee.
10. The balloting committee retains all ballots for 15 days and makes them available for inspection by a representative of any club. The ballots are destroyed after the 15 day review period (unless there is an election complaint).For 15 days after the governor?s notification of the candidates
11. The governor certifies the name of the governor-nominee by submitting the governor nominee form to Club and District Support.Within 10 days after the governor declares the results

District Conference