Section 10.01 Election Procedures and Establishment of Elections Committee
A. The Board of Directors in conjunction with the Executive Board shall solicit volunteers to become members of the Elections Committee.
B. The Elections Committee will be fully functioning ninety (90) days prior to the date of the elections.
C. A slate of candidates for election shall be circulated for receipt by all voting members no less than thirty (30) days prior to the date on which elections will be held. Said circulation shall include the date, time and place of elections, and shall constitute full and proper notice of elections.
D. Nominations for elected positions will be received from the floor thirty (30) days prior to the date of elections.
E. The Elections Committee shall set guidelines by which these dates may be amended. The Board of Directors, the Executive Board and GB shall approve these proposed guidelines within ninety (90) days prior to the dates of the elections and the guidelines shall not be changed thereafter.
F. Elections of Directors and Officers shall be by ballot.
G. The elections of Directors and Officers shall be by a simple majority tally of the ballots received.
H. Each Officer shall hold office for twelve (12) months (term), or until his/her successor has been elected and qualified, or until such Officer's resignation or removal.
I. An elected Officer shall not serve in the same office for more than two (2) consecutive terms.
J. Each Director shall hold office for two (2) years or until his/her successor has been elected and qualified, or until such Director's resignation or removal.
K. Unless otherwise recommended by the Executive Board and confirmed by simple majority vote of the Voting Members present and voting, all Officers shall be elected at the AHP annual meeting.
Section 10.02 Newly Created Officers and Vacancies
A. Vacancies in the Executive Board (including vacancies resulting from an increase in the number of Officers) may be filled at any GB meeting. An Officer elected or appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the remainder of the term of the vacant position.
Section 10.03 Removal of Officers
A. Any one or more of the Officers may be removed for cause or for a violation of these Bylaws at any time by (i) a simple majority vote of all of the members of the Executive Board then in office and ratified by a simple majority vote of the Voting Members present and voting or (ii) the two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of all Voting Members of AHP once a Special Meeting has been duly called by the Voting Members pursuant to Section 14.03.
B. Any Officer who has been removed from the Executive Board may still retain his/her membership in the AHP. Membership shall only be terminated through the member expulsion procedures of Section 4.11B.
Section 10.04 Resignation
An Officer may resign from his/her position at any time, and for any or no reason, provided that s/he submits a two-week written notice to the Secretary of the Executive Board. Upon a notice of resignation, the Executive Board shall inform the GB, nominate a replacement, or call for nominations from the GB. The resigning member shall cooperate with his/her replacement, and with the Executive Board, to ensure a smooth and efficient transition. A resigning member shall keep confidential, and not use for commercial or other purposes, information obtained during his/her tenure.