Branch Elections

Eligibility of NAACP elections

For the purpose of being certified as an eligible candidate one must have been a bona fide member of the Branch by April 1st, as well as live and/or work in the jurisdiction of the Branch.

April 1, 2020, is deadline to become a bona fide member of the branch, if you plan to run for office.

The term “members in good standing” for this purpose shall mean that they must be members of the branch at the time the activity is to begin.

Branch.  Only members in good standing shall be eligible to run for office or vote in a Branch election.  For the purpose of running for office, a member in good standing is one whose name appears on the roll of the Branch as a bona fide member of the Branch by April 1 of the election year and remains a continuous member of the branch through the election process; and who lives and/or works within the Branch jurisdiction.  For the purpose of being elected to the Nominating Committee or the Election Supervisory Committee, signing a nominating petition or voting in Branch elections, a member in good standing is one who has been a bona fide member of the Branch for at least 30 calendar days prior to the date the election is held or the nominating petition is filed.  For all other purposes, a member in good standing is one who has paid the requisite minimum membership fee to the Branch.  

The number of eligible voters shall be determined established before voting begins. Polls shall be open for at least 4-hours, anyone in line at the time polls close must be allowed to vote. Once all voting has been completed shall the tallying of ballots start.

(Effective Date of Membership in the Branches, Youth Units and Authorized  Committees)

a.       The effective date of Membership in a Branch, Youth Unit or Authorized Committee is the date membership payment is received by the aforementioned Unit either at a meeting of the General Membership or of the Executive Committee of the Unit; by the Unit Secretary; or by the Unit office, if there is one.  In the event the National Office receives a membership fee from an individual who has indicated a desire to affiliate with a specific Unit, the National Office will notify said Unit that the membership fee has been received and, at the same time, transmit the Unit’s share of the membership fee to the Unit.  In such a case, such membership shall be effective upon receipt by the Unit of its share of the membership fee from the National Office