Thirteen Candidates Seek Board Election in 2018 This April, the National Speech & Debate Association will once again hold its biennial election, which will choose four directors to serve on the national Board of Directors and establish an order for alternates. The four elected directors will each serve a four-year term.
ELECTION OVERVIEW Voting via electronic balloting is now open for all active member schools. Voting concludes Friday, April 27, 2018. Each school shall vote for up to four candidates. ALL ACTIVE SCHOOL CHAPTERS WILL COUNT AS ONE VOTE. This is a change from the strength based voting system of the past. The votes will be officially audited and then announced by May 4, 2018. The four individuals receiving the most votes will earn seats on the Board from August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2022. The remaining candidates will be alternates. If an elected Board position should become vacant prior to the next election, alternates, in order of finish, will be invited to the seat.
For an explanation of Board roles and responsibilities, please visit our website at www.speechanddebate.org/nsda-boardbest-practices. The following names appear in an order drawn by lot. For complete candidate statements, please refer to the February/ March issue of Rostrum starting on page 10.
ROSTRUM | APRIL/MAY 2018
Volume 92 Issue 4