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Election and Term of Office

The officers, except for the President, shall be chosen by ballot at the annual meeting of the Association and shall hold office until the next December 31 and until their respective successors are chosen and qualified. Any vacancy in any office may be filled by the Board of Directors subject to any action respecting such vacancy which the members of the Association may take at any meeting called for the purpose. The President, the President-Elect, the Vice President, and the Secretary-Treasurer shall serve for one year. The Nominating Committee, with the concurrence of the Board of Directors, may re-nominate any officer, including the President, for one additional term of one year only under extenuating circumstances. No person may hold more than one office at the same time. Should the Past President be unable to serve for any reason, the next previous Immediate Past President who is still an active school committee member shall be called upon to serve. For the election of officers printed ballots shall be provided which shall contain the name of each candidate nominated pursuant to Section 3 for each office and shall have a marking space opposite the name of each candidate. The officer presiding at the annual meeting shall appoint three tellers who shall have custody of the ballot box and who shall receive and count and report the votes cast for each of the candidates nominated.

Nominating Committee

A Nominating Committee often persons shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors, on or before May1 of each year. A Past President shall serve as a non-voting chair of the Committee. Five members shall be Division Officers and five shall be members of school committees which are active members of the Association. The five Division officers and the five others shall be so appointed that each Division of the Association is represented.

Report of Nominations and Timing

The Nominating Committee shall nominate a candidate or candidates for each office of the Association to be elected by the members and shall file its report with the Secretary-Treasurer not later than the ninetieth day before the date set for the next annual meeting of the Association. The Secretary-Treasurer shall mail a copy of the report of the Nominating Committee to each active member at least eighty-five days before the date set for such meeting. Active members may make additional nominations from the floor at the annual meeting provided that a notice signed by at least five active members giving the names of the persons to be nominated and the offices for which they are to be nominated shall have been filed with the Secretary-Treasurer within thirty-five days after the date the report of the Nominating Committee was mailed. Upon expiration of the period within which such notices may be filed the Secretary-Treasurer shall notify any person proposed to be nominated for more than one office of the offices for which that person is proposed; such person may designate for which of such offices he or she desires to be a candidate by notice filed with the Secretary-Treasurer not later than ten days before the date of the annual meeting; and such persons may then be nominated only for the office so designated. Any person nominated for and elected to two offices shall be deemed elected to neither and the vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Directors as provided in Section 1 hereof.