2020 NSKC Lead Pack Election
Call for Nominations

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lead Pack of the North Star Kennel Club.

The board of directors of the North Star Kennel Club is called the “Lead Pack”. It currently consists of 10 members, elected to two-year terms. The terms are staggered so that five seats are normally up for election each year.

Our 2020 Lead Pack Election will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and conclude at the Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 25, 2019.  All 2019 and 2020 Members who are current with their dues are eligible to nominate an eligible member and to cast a vote in the election itself.  Use this application to nominate yourself or another eligible member.


Requirements for Lead Pack Candidates

  • Became a Member of the North Star Kennel Club on or before May 20, 2019 (six months).
  • 2019 or 2020 Member dues paid in full.
  • Accept their nomination in person at the Lead Pack meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Able to attend Lead Pack meetings, typically held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.
  • Interest in planning, hosting, and/or attending most Club events.
  • Interest in actively participating to improve the Club and its events for the membership.

How the Elections Process Works

Eligibility to vote

All 2019 and 2020 Members in good standing are eligible to vote in the election.

Nominations

Nominations are open now through the Lead Pack meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.  All candidates must accept their nominations in person at this meeting.  The meeting will be held at 7pm at 2021 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Lower Level Conference Room. Once nominations are closed, no additional candidates will be accepted. Write-in candidacies are not permitted.

If you are a 2019 or 2020 Member in good standing you may self-nominate or nominate another eligible member. If you are plan to nominate someone other than yourself, please speak with that person first. Secure their permission and make sure they are indeed interested in joining the Lead Pack.

Contested Election Process

The election runs for two weeks in January, concluding at the Annual Meeting and is conducted online. All eligible voters will receive an invitation to vote via email. This email will contain a special one-time use link to the voting site.  Voting will begin on Saturday, January 11, 2020 and conclude at the Annual Meeting, which will be held at The Saloon (Fire Bar) on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Members who lack Internet access will be given the opportunity to vote in person at the beginning of the Annual Meeting.

Voting is done by ranking the candidates in order of preference. Candidates are seated according to their numerical performance – the candidate that performed the best is seated first, the next best is seated next and so forth until all seats are filled.

When the voting period ends, the votes are tabulated and the results are announced before the end of the Annual Meeting.

Appointment Process

In the event that there are more seats available than candidates (or the same number), the Lead Pack will vote to appoint each candidate individually. A majority vote of the Lead Pack is required to appoint a candidate to a seat.

After the Annual Meeting

The newly-elected Lead Pack will hold an organizational meeting following the conclusion of the Annual Meeting. At this meeting, the new Lead Pack will select its officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer), designate committee chairs, and establish the Lead Pack meeting calendar for 2020.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email at leadpack@northstarkennelclub.org or send us a message on Facebook.

2020 Lead Pack Candidate Application

We recommend that the candidate fill out this application even if being nominated by someone else.

Let us know what name the candidate prefers to go by. This is how their name will appear on the ballot.
Enter the name of the person nominating the candidate. If you are self-nominating, enter "self".
Enter a brief statement about why the candidate wants to join the Lead Pack. This information will be shared with all voting members. Please keep the statement brief. Excessively long statements may be edited without prior notice.
Please enter your first and last name as it appears on your ID. This information will not be public.
This information will not be public.
This information will not be public.
By checking this box and submitting this form, I am submitting the above-named person as a candidate for the above-referenced NSKC Lead Pack election. I acknowledge that all information provided on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and that the candidate named is eligible according to the requirements listed. I acknowledge that all information will be kept confidential except for the candidate's Preferred Name, the nominator, and the Statement of Intent. I agree to abide by all NSKC election rules as they exist today and as they may be amended by the Lead Pack.