west metro 2021-2022 branch elections page

Join us in congratulating our 2021-2022 Branch Election Winners! View this page for all information about the Branch Elections and what the different executive roles entail! If you have any questions about being appointed or full role responsibilities, please reach out to president@naacpwestmetroga.org or secretary@naacpwestmetroga.org

In order to run for election in November of 2020, you must be a member in good standing as of May 1st, with your membership dues paid up.  If you have even a single day of lapsed membership from May 1st to the election in November, you will be ineligible to run. 

If you think you might run, check your membership card; if the Expiration Date is coming up, renew now!  Whatever the date may be, please make a mental note to renew before then, if you think you might run.  If you have inquiries about membership, view our membership page, or reach out to our Membership Chair or Branch Secretary.

At our August General Membership Meeting, the Membership decided to hold the election on November 14th,  2020 from 4pm – 9pm. Due to COVID-19, elections will be done on virtually via https://join.freeconferencecall.com/equality. We will utilize the polling system on the website. 

At 6:30 pm on September 8th , 2020 on https://join.freeconferencecall.com/equality  there
will be an election of the Nominating Committee (between 5-15 members). All members whose
memberships are current as of 30 days prior to the meeting date may be elected to the
Nominating Committee (not more than 2 being officers of the unit).

At 6:30 pm on October 13th , 2020 on https://join.freeconferencecall.com/equality, there
will be a report of the Nominating Committee, receipt of Nominations by Petition, and election
of the Election Supervisory Committee. All members whose memberships are current as of May
1st of the election year, whose memberships have remained continuous throughout the election
process, and who live and/or work within the unit’s jurisdiction, may be nominated for office or
as an at-large member of the Executive Committee. In order to sign a nominating petition, or be elected to the Election Supervisory Committee, a member must be current as of 30 days prior to
the October meeting.

On November 14 th, 2020, the election of officers and at-large members of the Executive
Committee will take place virtually. The polls will open from 4pm to 9pm. In order to vote in a Branch
election, one must be a member in good standing of the Branch 30 days prior to the election. 
Membership status will be verified.

Should a run-off election be necessary that election shall occur on November 19th, 2020 from 4pm – 9pm.

All newly elected Executive Board Members will begin their new terms on January 1, 2021. Their induction date is TBD. 

Helpful Resources: 

The following is a synopsis of the roles and responsibilities of our Leadership. To view bylaws of responsibilities in full detail, please  click, Executive Officers or Committee Chairs

President: Presides over all meetings and is the Chair of the Executive Committee. Exercises general authority on behalf of the Branch.

Secretary: Gives notice of all meetings. Maintains and modifies Membership and Meeting Minute records. Liaison between communication from President and General Membership, as well as between Nationals and General Membership.

Vice President: Performs all duties as the President in the event of the President’s absence or removal.

Treasurer: Branch’s Chief Financial Officer. Receives all money and promptly deposits to the Unit account. Chairs the Financial Committee. Remits funds to Nationals as necessary. Responsible for all financial reports.

Assistant Executive Members: Perform all duties if the principal is absent or has been removed. Supplements all responsibilities of principal member.

Executive Committee Duties: Has general control of affairs and programs of the Unit. Shall render a monthly report of all activities and events per committee. Create special events for community and civic engagement. Will fill in vacancies of Executive Committee or Chairs as necessary.

Candidate Consent Form

*Be advised, the Executive Leadership Training has to be completed by May 31, 2021.