Candidates must adhere to NCSS code of conduct
Candidates for elected positions in the NCSS and their supporters may not engage
in the following campaign practices:
- They may not use hospitality rooms or any similar event to solicit votes at the annual NCSS conference or the annual conference of any NCSS affiliated or associated organization.
- They may not use or distribute posters, displays or other materials that promote their candidacy at any social studies conference.
- Current members of the NCSS Board of Directors and Officers may not campaign for a specific candidate.
- Candidates and their supporters may not use any NCSS created membership lists for campaigning purposes
Candidates who violate campaign policies will be subject to the following:
- Candidates will be required to clarify or correct any materials which the NCSS Nominations Committee Chair feels violates campaign policies.
- The NCSS Nominations Committee Chair will notify all other candidates if a violation of campaign policies is determined.
- If a candidate refuses to comply with the decision of the NCSS Nominations Committee Chair, said candidate can be removed from the ballot by a majority vote of the Nominations Committee members.
NCSS Annual Conference Activities and Procedures
- A candidates' forum on the NCSS CONNECTED website will be developed for NCSS members to view candidates' presentations, read candidate statements, and engage in online dialogue with candidates.
- Each candidate will be given a name badge (and/or ribbon) that clearly identifies them as a candidate (to be worn only during the Annual Conference). They may be approached by attendees to discuss their experience, positions, etc.