Any member of the ACLU of Connecticut may recommend any member (including self) for one of the approximately 20 at-large seats 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 September 25, 2017, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at ACLU of Connecticut, 765 Asylum Avenue, Hartford CT 06105.
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 November 25, 2017. 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 5 and will have until January 20, 2018 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 in early February for return by March 10, 2018. If you do not receive an email with the ballot and would like to vote, please contact us at email@example.com or at the mailing address set forth above.
Elected board members will serve from April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2020.