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Referees’ Commission Nominating Committee Election Open Through Jan. 16

12/22/2019, 6:15pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

The election for the Referees’ Commission Nominating Committee opened on Dec. 16 with ballots emailed to eligible voters.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for filling the following four-year leadership positions on the RC with terms beginning on July 31, 2020:

  • Referees’ Commission Chair
  • Domestic Referee Development Chair
  • Ombudsman

Applications will be accepted for the three open positions beginning in early 2020.

Three of the eight individuals on the Nominating Committee will be elected by a vote of individuals who have refereed at a North American Cup, National Championship or July Challenge during the 2017-18 or 2018-19 seasons. In addition, two members of the Referees’ Commission not running for an open position, two athletes selected by the USA Fencing Athletes Advisory Council and one board member to be selected by the USA Fencing Board of Directors will comprise the Nominating Committee.

In order to participate in the election, all individuals must be USA Fencing members who have refereed at a North American Cup, National Championship or July Challenge during the 2017-18 or 2018-19 seasons.

If you are eligible to vote and did not receive a ballot, please email information@usafencing.org

Nominating Committee Duties

After the application period, the Nominating Committee is responsible for the vetting and ranking of candidates who have indicated an interest in filling the vacant positions and serving on the Referees’ Commission.

The Nominating Committee will review the applications and credentials for each candidate and interview selected candidates. It will then nominate two candidates for each position (unless there is only one candidate). 

The open positions will be filled by a vote of referees who have worked at least one regional or national level event in the 2017-18 or 2018-19 season. A simple majority is needed. In case of a tie, a coin toss will decide the winner(s). The names of the three winners will be provided to the USA Fencing President for submission to the Board of Directors.  
 

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