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  • Present a slate of two or more candidates for President-Elect, and no fewer than five candidates for Member-At-Large.

  • Candidates for Member-At-Large should alternate between academic/special libraries and public libraries/trustees beginning with public libraries/trustees libraries in 2012.

  • Present a slate of two or more candidates for American Library Association Councilor every three years (beginning in 2001). Nominations are in accordance with ALA guidelines.

  • Prepare and distribute the ballots and statements of professional concerns to all Individual members in a timely manner in order to permit notification of the winners at least twenty-one days prior to the Annual Business Meeting. All ballots must be received by the designated deadline.

  • Line up three MLA members in good standing to count the ballots after the designated election deadline.

  • In the event of a tie, prepare and distribute tie-breaker ballots to those eligible voters present at the Annual Business meeting who shall vote to determine the outcome.

  • Forward the names of the new officers to the MLA President for announcement at the Annual Business Meeting.

Duties outlined in the MLA Handbook.


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