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District Nominating Committee Voting Process

All members of the nominating committee have an equal opportunity to express their concerns and opinions in the selection of candidates. The committee chair cannot use his/her position to influence the other committee members. Committee members must exercise their independent judgments with respect to all prospective candidates, having in mind the best interests of Toastmasters International and the district, as well as the experience, abilities and qualifications of prospective candidates.

Nominating Process
The nominating committee nominates one or two candidates for each of the offices of district governor and lt. governor education and training. The nominating committee nominates one
or more candidates for the office of lt. governor marketing and all other elective district offices.

Voting
Each member of the nominating committee votes for one or two candidates for the positions of district governor and lt. governor education and training. Each member of the nominating committee then votes for one or more candidates for the office of lt. governor marketing and all other elective district offices. The committee chair votes along with the other committee members for each nomination. The nominating committee must consider all announced candidates for a district. Votes of the committee members must be cast in writing.

Committee Report
The chair of the nominating committee reports the committee’s results in writing to the district governor no fewer than six weeks before the district's Annual Business Meeting. The district governor submits the report in writing to all members of the district council at least four weeks before the Annual Business Meeting. This may be done in the district newsletter or a separate communication. At the discretion of the district governor, a statement from each nominee outlining their qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the office may be included with the report. Only candidates nominated by the nominating committee may be included in the report. A district cannot publish the names of floor candidates with the nominating committee report or in any other district publication.

Notifying Candidates
The chair of the nominating committee or the district governor notifies candidates nominated for office and reconfirms their willingness to be nominated and their commitment to fulfill the duties of office if elected. The chair of the nominating committee or district governor also notifies any candidates who were not nominated and advises them of their eligibility to seek office as floor candidates. Additional qualified candidates may be nominated from the floor at the district’s Annual Business Meeting.

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