The voting members of the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall be elected at the annual meeting of members of the Corporation by a plurality of the votes of the members present in person or by proxy at the meeting to hold office until the expiration of the term for which each is elected, and until a successor has been elected and has qualified. For the purpose of voting-related to Board of Director candidates, the members shall be presented with a slate that reflects the diversity of the corporation. Directors shall assume their duties at the first meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled after the annual meeting of members at which they are elected; the date and location as determined time to time by resolution of the Board.
All elected Directors shall be at least 18 years of age. Each Director shall have been a member of the Corporation in good standing for not less than one year prior to assuming office, or shall be the officially designated representative of an organization which has been a member of the Corporation in good standing for not less than one year prior to the assumption of office by such Director. No Director who has completed two consecutive terms shall be qualified for reelection to the Board for a period of two years following completion of those consecutive terms.
All Directors elected shall hold office for a term of three years and until their successors shall be elected and shall qualify, or until they resign or are removed. Any Director elected to fill an unexpired term (whether resulting from death, resignation or removal or created by an increase in the number of Directors) shall hold office for such unexpired term and thereafter until the successor of such Director is elected and shall qualify. Directors may be elected or designated to no more than two consecutive terms.
The Slate Committee, which governs over the NRC elections, solicits Board nominations each summer, and develops a qualified list of candidates, called a slate. Additional candidates may offer their nominations from the floor at the annual Members Meeting.
The slate plus the floor nominations are put on a ballot before the NRC members for election. The stated amount of Board slots are filled with the candidates that garner the highest vote counts. The elected candidates take their seats on the Board of Directors at the first Board meeting after the Member’s Meeting.
Board members are elected for three-year terms, with a certain number of Board members who have an expiring term each year.
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