All candidates for office and not on the official slate, other than the district representatives and the districts executive, should declare their intent to stand from the floor for office prior to start of convention,
n writing to the FFRW President, Dena DeCamp including a sentence that they will serve if elected.
Notice to the FFRW President may be given by email or regular mail to FFRW's address as listed at the end of every web page on the FFRW website.
All candidates are encouraged to campaign Florida-wide by mail, email, or website person before the convention begins.
From the beginning of the convention all candidates for the officer positions and members-at-large (or their helpers), may distribute material in the convention hall, on the chairs or tables of the voting members, from 30 minutes to 5 minutes before the start of the convention meeting.
On the day of the relevant election, candidates and their helpers/supporters may distribute campaign materials and wear campaign buttons
the convention hall at any time.
On the day of the relevant election, all candidates (or their helpers) may distribute material in the convention/board meeting hall, on the chairs or tables of the voting members, from 30 minutes to 5 minutes before the start of the meeting.
On the day of the relevant election, campaign buttons and stickers may be worn at any time, inside and outside the convention hall until 30 minutes before the election meeting begins.
Elections of officers
(president, 3 vice presidents, secretary and treasurer):
Candidates for office standing from the floor should have been members in good standing of a club in good standing for at least one year at the time of nomination. Candidates shall be nominated by an FFRW member and the nominating speech may take up to 2 minutes. If there is more than one candidate for one office the candidates may speak up to three (3)
minutes. Officers are elected by majority vote. If there are no nominations
from the floor
for officer positions, the complete slate may be elected by one voice vote.
Election of members-at-large
will be held at the Board meeting following the end of the convention. Candidates should be nominated by a member of the board. If there are more than three (3) candidates the candidates may speak up to three (3) minutes.
Election of district representatives
will be held during the FFRW convention meeting. The FFRW convention voting delegates will gather in district caucuses to elect their district representatives. The caucuses will each choose a chair to conduct the meeting and election. If there is more than one candidate the candidates may speak for up to one (1) minute. Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by any other member from their district. Plurality elects.
Election of the districts executive
will be held at the Board meeting following the end of the convention, from the ranks of the district representatives. Candidates should be nominated by a member from another club. Plurality elects. The winning candidate's district will have to find another district representative as she can only hold both positions.
All elections will be by ballot, unless there is only one (1) candidate - or three (3) candidates for member-at-large - in which case a voice vote may be held.
All candidates should be members in good standing of FFRW according to the current FFRW Bylaws.