AMCP Petition Process
AMCP Petition Policy
This policy was approved by the AMCP Board of Directors in March 2023.
Per the AMCP Operational Policies and Procedures Section 2.4, once a slate of candidates has been approved by the Board, it shall be presented to the membership for consideration. AMCP voting members may petition the Board for consideration of additional candidates within thirty (30) days of the presentation of the slate, in accordance with Section 5.5 of the AMCP Bylaws.
AMCP Bylaws Section 5.5:
Section 5.5 Membership Approval of Directors and Officers
(a) The Board-approved slate of candidates shall be presented to each Voting Member at the address shown on AMCP’s records. The slate will list the nominees approved by the Board for each vacant/expiring Director and Officer position. By written petition signed by at least one-fourth (1/4) of the total Voting Members, submitted to the Corporation’s headquarters not more than thirty (30) days after the date the slate was initially presented to the Voting Members, one (1) or more additional candidates may be put forth for consideration for the applicable vacant/expiring position(s) as identified in the petition. In the event such a valid, timely petition is received, a vote of the Voting Members shall be conducted, and the candidate for each vacant/expiring position who receives the most votes for that position shall be elected to serve in that position for the applicable term. If no valid, timely petition is received, the Board-approved slate shall be deemed to have been ratified by the membership.
If one or more eligible petitions are received in writing at AMCP HQ by the November 17, 2023 deadline, an election for the contested position(s) only will be held. Should this take place in 2023, an electronic ballot will be used. All candidates on the ballot must adhere to AMCP’s Campaign Policy.
Please contact Evonne Jackson, Staff Liaison to the Leadership Development Committee, for more information on the 2024 Election Cycle or to submit a question.