Due to an oversight, the membership elected two REALTOR® Directors instead of three as required by the Bylaws at the MAAR Annual Meeting on Sept. 10. No one recognized this until after the election had ended.
After consulting with our legal counsel and following our Bylaws, the Board of Directors has voted to hold a supplemental election, with electronic voting, to elect someone to the vacant position of REALTOR® Director.
The same election procedure will be followed as outlined in the Bylaws. The Nominating Committee has put forth two names and the Chief Election Inspector, Amanda Lott, and her assistant, Bill Stewart, have been reappointed.
Because of this, we are also rescheduling the two special meetings called for by Article XI, Section 18(i) of the Bylaws until at least five (5) days after the supplemental election. This will allow the Director elected in the supplemental election to participate in the election of the President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer, and the elevation of the President-Elect to President.
Interviews of President-Elect candidates will be conducted Oct. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Per the MAAR Bylaws, it is possible that the Directors will vote the same day as the interviews; however, if more time is needed a subsequent meeting is scheduled for Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Members interested in serving as President-Elect may submit a Nomination Form to Katie Shotts.
This seat belongs to you, the members, and it is important that you fill it. You now have another voice you can elect. Please participate in this supplemental election for one additional REALTOR® Director seat on the Board of Directors. Bear in mind, only REALTOR® members may vote for this position.
Polls will open on Oct. 2 and close on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. Results will be announced on Oct. 9 at 3 p.m. via Facebook Live.
Slate of Candidates for the 2021–2022 REALTOR® Director Position
The slate of candidates for the supplemental election to fill the 2021–2022 REALTOR® Director position, as chosen by the Nominating Committee and the 2020 Board of Directors, is as follows:
Once again, the election will be held online at MAAR's Voting Website on Oct. 2 until Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. You'll input your MAAR login and password to cast your vote.