Elections Process

Information on USITT's Election Process & Nominating Committee

Deadline to nominate is February 28, 2019

The Committee
The Nominations Committee meets during the Annual Conference & Stage Expo each year to select candidates for USITT Board of Directors. These positions are described fully in the organization’s Bylaws.

The committee's charge is to develop a slate of qualified candidates for USITT's leadership. The committee is chaired by the Secretary and includes designated representatives from the Board of Directors and a diverse cross-section of the membership. Current Nominations Committee members may be found here.

The Election Process
The election process spans the entire year. The major steps and dates of the cycle are:  

January 20 Nomination process opens for the next year cycle
February 28 Deadline for nominations from members
March-April   Nominations Committee reviews potential candidates
April - June Candidates are contacted
July 1 Slate announced and petitions for additions accepted
September 1 Petition deadline
November 1 Electronic ballots are available online
December 10 Voting closes
January Election results announced


The Nominations Committee welcomes nominations from members between December and March of each year.

After the slate has been announced, members may petition to add names to the ballot. Please contact USITT Secretary of petition information. Petitions for the current cycle must be received by September 1.

More information about the Nomination Committee and the election process can be obtained through the Secretary or by contacting the USITT Office.