The nomination period for the ACLU of Connecticut's board of directors is now open.
Any member of the ACLU of Connecticut may recommend any member (including oneself) for an at-large seat on the board of directors. To do so, the member must send the name and contact information of both the person making the recommendation and the person being recommended (if different) on or before October 31, 2023, to email@example.com. Recommendations should include answers to the following questions:
1) What interests you/the person recommended, why would you/they want to serve on the board?
2) What skill set would you/they bring to the ACLU that would be an asset to the organization?
The Governance Committee of the board of directors will consider all those recommended and may request biographical or other information from potential new candidates, including current board members. The Governance Committee will propose a slate to the board for nomination no later than December 13, 2023. While over time there is board turnover, in any particular biennial election there may be few open seats. Additionally, it is the board’s responsibility to maintain an array of skills and diversity.
Candidates recommended by themselves or others but not proposed by the Governance Committee will be notified by December 14, 2023, and will have until January 23, 2024 to have their names included on the ballot for a contested election by filing a petition signed by at least 50 members of the ACLU of Connecticut, along with any biographical material in the form requested by the board.
Ballots will be distributed by email by March 23, 2024, for return by April 13, 2024. If you do not receive an email with the ballot and would like to vote, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at 765 Asylum Avenue, Second Floor, Hartford, CT 06105.
Elected board members will serve from April 27, 2024 through March 31, 2026.