New England and Bermuda District of Key Club
Elections for Lieutenant Governor (LTG)
The LTGs serve a vital role as the liaison between the New England & Bermuda District and the clubs in their local area. The LTG will create monthly newsletters for clubs, visit each club, communicate with club officers, promote dues and directories, plan divisional officer meetings, and help plan a Regional Training Conference. In addition, the LG will serve as a member of the District Board and will attend three annual board meetings and two monthly committee meetings.
LTGs are elected at Divisional caucuses. Current Lieutenant Governors will send an invitation at least 15 days in advance. Each club is entitled to two delegates at the divisional caucus. Newly elected Lieutenant Governors will be sworn in and begin training at the District Educational Conference. Please contact your current Lieutenant Governor for more information.
Your current LTG will hold a Divisional Caucus to elect the 2021-2022 LTG in February. Want to learn more about the position?
Talk to your current Lieutenant Governor about their experience
Review the 2021-2022 LTG Service Agreement (PDF), which includes this year's list of duties.
Please note: 2021-2022 Lieutenant Governors will be elected to serve the new Divisions as approved by the 2020-2021 District Board.
Elections for Executive Board
The four executive officers--Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bulletin Editor--are elected at the annual District Educational Conference. Candidates will speak and answer questions before conference attendees and be elected at the House of Delegates with two voting delegates from each Key Club.
Candidates for Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, and Bulletin Editor must mail signed service agreements/forms to District Administrator Mr. Will Bradford by March 15, 2021. In addition, candidates must submit the online Candidtae Information Form by March 15, 2021 to have their information and campaign flyer shared with the voting delegates.
There will be a zero-dollar campaign policy for all candidates. Each candidate will be required to submit the Candidate Information Form and campaign flyer to be included in the Candidates Booklet describing their platform and any other materials that they want known about themselves. Campaign flyers must be a single page, 8.5 x 11 inch .PDF document uploaded with the Campaign Information Form. The form can be found below. No additional materials will be distributed at the District Educational Conference nor will any posters, buttons, stickers, pins, candy, or other campaign materials be allowed.
Campaigning prior to the District Educational Conference is prohibited.
Candidates shall not make public social media accounts or post on social media regarding their campaign until the start of the District Educational Conference.
Candidates may be disqualified for violation of these rules.
Campaign Procedures (District Educational Conference 2021)
There will be one joint election session on Sunday morning during the virtual District Educational Conference, including both the caucus and House of Delegates. There will not be a nominating conference.
Candidates must attend the Candidates Meeting on Zoom at 8:00 PM on Friday, April 9, 2020.
Candidates who have properly submitted this paperwork will be nominated and given one minute each to introduce themselves during the Opening Session on Saturday morning.
All declared candidates will caucus during the election session. Candidates for Governor will have three (3) minutes to speak and two (2) minutes for questions. All other candidates will have two (2) minutes to speak and three (3) minutes for questions. After all candidates for all offices speak and answer questions, delegates will vote through a secure online voting system.
If we were in person, we would conduct multiple ballots until a candidate wins the majority of votes for each office. If, after the first round of votes are counted, no candidate won a majority, the candidate who received the lowest number of votes would be eliminated and a new ballot would be cast. However, because we are using an online voting system this year, we will use an “Instant Runoff Ballot” vote for any races with more than two candidates, whereby delegates will rank candidates and the computer will conduct runoffs (if needed) based on the rankings.
All candidates will receive a more complete guide with information about how to campaign at the virtual District Educational Conference after they have met the March 15, 2020 deadline to submit paperwork. Please direct any questions about campaign rules and procedures to Elections Chair Kristina Jutras at KJutras.Editor@gmail.com.
Elections for International Board
Candidates who want to run for an International Board position at the Key Club International Convention in July 2021 in Orlando must be endorsed by the District at House of Delegates at the District Educational Conference. Candidates for International Endorsement must submit signed forms to District Administrator Mr. Will Bradford by March 15, 2021. If you are endorsed, International requires additional paperwork before you can run as a candidate at International Convention.
Candidates can seek endorsement for International President, International Vice President, or International Trustee. The District may endorse up to two candidates for International Trustee and up to two candidates for International President AND International Vice President.
Candidates for International Endorsement must follow the campaign rules outlined about for Executive Board.
Applications for an Appointed Position
Each year the Governor appoints four committee chairs who are not LTGs to serve on the District Board. These positions are subject to change each year. More information about the 2021-2022 Appointed Positions will become available after the 2021-2022 District Governor is elected.
Candidate Information Form
Due March 15 - for Candidates for Executive Board and International Endorsement
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