Elections & Voting

 
 

Information and Updates Pertaining to the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Elections & Voting Processes 

 


ELECTION  SUPERVISORY  COMMISSION


IMPORTANT UPDATE & NEW INFORMATION

To Churches, Constituent Entities
regarding Letter of Eligibility to Vote in NBC, USA, Inc.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION – SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

 
By now, all Churches, Constituent Entities that are registered, and in financial standing with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., have received a Letter of Eligibility to Vote in the September 2014 Presidential Election.  The Eligibility Letter indicates the number of votes accorded each Church, Constituent Entity to cast in the NBC, USA, Inc. Presidential Election on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
 

UPDATE

If a Church, Constituent Entity has not received an Eligibility Letter, or finds a discrepancy with information in a received letter, said Church, Constituent Entity may present its issue/discrepancy findings, along with accepted forms of documentation to:
 
I.
MS. JEANETTE TATMAN
The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. Office of Finance Director
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
615.301.2224
Deadline: August 15, 2014
 
 II.
ELECTION SUPERVISORY COMMISSION OFFICE 
AT 134th SESSION OF THE NATIONAL BAPTIST CONVENTION, USA, INC.
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Monday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 
To prove voting eligibility, a Church, Constituent Entity must present:
 
Verification of Payment to NBC, USA, Inc. 
(Accepted forms of documentation: Cancelled Check - front and back views, or Online Bank Receipt)
 
Verification of Registration with NBC, USA, Inc.
(Official Registration Receipt issued by NBC, USA, Inc.) 
  

!!! NEW INFORMATION !!!

 
At the upcoming Convention in September, Churches, Constituent Entities are urged to:
 
  • At Registration Site: Pick-up Registration packets, and 2014 Official Voting Delegates Designation Form.  The Official Voting Delegates Designation form (adhesive strip) must be completed (names printed and signed) by each individual voting delegate. NO EXCEPTIONS! 
  • Proceed to Election Supervisory Commission Credential Distribution Site: Present Registration Receipt (Pink Copy) andOfficial Voting Delegates Designation strip form to retrieve voting credentials. 

Voting Credentials will be available for pick-up beginning Monday, September 1st to Wednesday, September 3rd from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 

 CREDENTIALS WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED ON THE DAY OF THE VOTE

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Previous Elections Related News

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Election Supervisory Commission Statement on Eligibility to Vote

ELECTION SUPERVISORY COMMISSION
STATEMENT ON ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE  
IN NBC, USA, INC. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
 
All Churches, Constituent Entities that are currently registered, and in good financial standing with the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., will receive a Letter of Eligibility to Vote in the NBC, USA, Inc. September 2014 Presidential Election. The letter will indicate the number of votes accorded each Church, Constituent Entity to cast in the Presidential Election on Thursday, September 4, 2014...Click the link on the left to view the full announcement.
 
 
 
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Statement on Number of Votes (2/14/2014)

STATEMENT ON NUMBER OF VOTES 
2/14/2014

Each Church, District Association or State Convention (Entity) may be eligible to cast up to five (5) votes for the election for President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.  The election will be held during the 134th Annual Session in New Orleans, LA, September 1-5, 2014.  Each entity is granted one vote for each year it has registered with the Parent Body of the Convention with at least the minimum registration fee for a Church, District Association or State Convention in each of the following years:  2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.   The Entity must have accumulated a minimum of two (2) votes to participate in the election.  Specifically, this means that the Entity must have registered, at minimum, in 2014 and at least one other year between 2010 and 2013.  The Entity MUST be registered for the 2014 Annual Session with at least the minimum registration to cast their vote(s) in the election.  

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Press Release: Certified Nominees for President, National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

For Immediate Release…
 
Birmingham, AL ­--January 20, 2014
The Nominating and Credentials Commission of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., under the guidance and appointment of Dr. Julius R. Scruggs, Convention President, recently released the report listing the official candidates for the September election of the next National President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.

The Commission performed its duties consistent with Article IX, Paragraph 9.1 of the Constitution revised on September 5, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. In compliance with that language, six (6) persons submitted their constituent member petitions to the Convention headquarters by the January 1, 2014 deadline. Packets were submitted by: Dr. R.B. Holmes (FL); Dr. Clifford Jones (NC); Dr. Boise Kimber (CT); Dr. Alvin Love (IL); Dr. Randy Vaughn (TX); and Dr. Jerry Young (MS).

On January 8-10, 2014, the Commission met at the National Baptist World Center in Nashville, TN. Each packet was thoroughly and exhaustively examined to identify and record the number of constituents’ entities (an entry must have registered in at least one year since the last election) in good standing with the Constitution’s registration requirement. The review consisted of numerous checks and double-checks to verify correctness.
Based on the review, the following nominees are certified as having satisfied the “100 Petition Requirement.” In alphabetical order the certified nominees for President are:
  • Dr. R.B. Holmes
  • Dr. Clifford Jones
  • Dr. Boise Kimber
  • Dr. Randy Vaughn
  • Dr. Jerry Young
The Nominating and Credentials Commission members are Rev. Jimmie Banks, Chairperson; Ms. Jeannette Tatman; Dr. Cedric Perkins; and Rev. Melvin Owens. The election will occur during the 134th Annual Session, September 1-5, 2014 in New Orleans, LA.
 

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