Only JET Program Alumni living in TX & OK are eligible to run for election to the Board of Officers.

The Board may decide, at their discretion, to nominate honorary members of the organization, but these members would not hold any voting privileges.

ELECTIONS STATUS:
As of Jan 13, 2021: Accepting platforms of candidacy from Jan 13-27, 2021. For more info, please read the newsletter announcement here.

Particular need for applicants in these four roles:
(1) Secretary;
(2) Press Officer;
(3) Dallas Regional Officer;
(4) San Antonio Area Representative


GENERAL ELECTION TIMELINE

Platform submission period — Mid to late Jan

Prospective candidates for election, including incumbent officers, submit a two-paragraph platform describing why they should be voted into the position and what they hope to achieve in the role. Typically, the platform submission period lasts about two weeks. In 2021, this period was announced Jan 13, 2021.

Elections — early to mid-feb

After the platform submission period has closed, the Press Officer announces the election period and provides the ballot form for all voting members to cast their vote.

rUNOFF Elections — lATE feb

After the main voting period has closed, the Press Officer announces the results and opens polls for any runoff elections necessary, including soliciting for candidates for positions which will be vacant.

Preparation for new board — Mar

The complete election results having been announced, the incumbent board contacts any new officers and prepare handover materials.

new board takes office — April

Beginning April 1, the new board officially begins duties, and meets to plan the year’s budget and activities.