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Frequently Asked Questions about the 2024 Board Election

When is the deadline to apply to be a candidate?  
All application materials must be received no later than 5 p.m. MT on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024.
How many people can run?  
The nominating committee will select at least one candidate for each of the open at-large director positions. 
When will the nominees be announced?
The nominees for each position will be announced on the USA Fencing website on Feb. 15, 2024. After that, additional interested parties will be able to petition onto the ballot. The final ballot will be announced to members on or before April 15, 2024.
When is the election itself?

May 13–27, 2024.

Who is eligible to vote?

Any USA Fencing member age 18 or older in good standing as of Feb. 1, 2024, and who belongs to a membership class that includes the right to vote is eligible to vote. Eligible membership classes are Life, Competitive, Collegiate Competitive, Supporting, Access, Olympian Life, Paralympian Life, Life Installment and Coach.

How do I nominate a candidate?
If you know someone who would make an excellent candidate for any of the open positions and would like the Nominating Committee to consider such individuals, please follow the process outlined here.

Who is the nominating committee?
The nominating committee includes these members:

  • Chair: Amanda Nguyen
  • Board Liaison: Kat Holmes OLY
  • Staff Liaison: Christina Pachuta 
  • Membership: Amanda Nguyen (Independent), Terrence Lasker, Jackie Dubrovich OLY (Athlete), and Kat Holmes OLY (Athlete)
  • Ex-Officio Member: Phil Andrews