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The NAHJ Membership Services is accepting nominations now through June 15 for candidates to serve on the Chicago chapter.

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The following positions are up for re-election:

1. President
2. Vice President
3. Treasurer
4. Secretary
5. Social Media Coordinator (At-Large)

You can find descriptions of each position on our Chapter Handbook (bottom of page 7).

Interested? Heres how you can qualify to appear on the ballot: 
Make sure you’re a member in good standing as of June 15, which means your dues must be up-to-date. Need to renew? Visit the NAHJ Membership Portal

All the officer candidates must collect 5 unique nominations from NAHJ chapter members in good standing. Only Regular, Academic, Lifetime members with a regular membership type are eligible to sign and vote for all positions.


Submit your nominations by June 15.
Only current Chicago Chapter members are able to see this form, if you’re unable to see the form please contact us at to make sure you’re able to submit your nomination.

2022 Election Timeline for Chapter Board Elections:
June 15: Deadline to submit 5 signatures. Date of the record: deadline to become a member in good standing and be eligible to vote.
June 15-23: Vetting process. The Elections Committee will screen candidates
June 23: Online voting begin (Polls open two weeks before the polls close)
July 7: Polls close at 5 p.m. ET and results are announced

If you have any questions regarding this chapter’s election please contact me, Blanca Rios, I am the National NAHJ Secretary and I am serving as the Chicago Chapter Elections Chair.  You can also email with any additional questions.