NSKC Special Lead Pack Election

Thank you for your interest in joining the Lead Pack of the North Star Kennel Club. Our Special Election will take place on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.  All Full Members who are current with their dues are eligible to nominate themselves or others to the open position.  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 November 17, 2022.
  • 2023 dues paid in full.
  • Accept their nomination in person at the Lead Pack meeting on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
  • Able to attend Lead Pack meetings, typically held on the third Wednesday of the month from 7-9pm.
  • Interest in attending most Club events.
  • Interest in actively participating to improve both the events and the club.

How the Special Election Works


Nominations are now open through Wednesday, May 17, 2023. All candidates must accept their nominations in person at the Lead Pack meeting.  Once nominations are closed, no additional candidates will be accepted. Write-in candidacies are not permitted.

If you are a 2023 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

In the event that there are more nominees than seats available, the Lead Pack will vote to accept each nominee. If there are more accepted candidates, the Lead Pack will then vote to determine which candidates will be appointed to the available seats.

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. 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.

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

2022 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 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 is required for legal purposes. It will not be made public.

By submitting this form, I am submitting the above-named person as a candidate for the above-referenced NSKC Lead Pack election. I affirm 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.