Section 1. Nominating Committee: At least ninety (90) days before the annual meeting of the Association, the President shall appoint a nominating committee, consisting of at least four Regular Members of the Association, and shall designate from among them a chairman. The nominating committee shall nominate candidates for officers and directors to be elected at the next annual meeting of the Association.
Section 2. Notice: At least forty (40) days before the next annual meeting of the Association, the nominating committee shall notify the Board of Directors and the Executive Secretary, in writing, of the names of the candidates it nominates. The Executive Secretary shall forward a list of these candidates to the last recorded address of each member of the Association at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the annual meeting of the Association. The committee shall consider responses to this slate from individual members, and may alter or amend its slate in response to any such responses, giving notice of any such alteration or amendment to the Board of Directors not less than ten (10) days before the annual meeting of the Association.
Section 3. Other nominations: Any member of the Association qualified to vote may nominate any other Regular or Sustaining Member of the Association by notifying the Executive Secretary of the nomination, in writing, no later than ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting of the Association. The President shall read to the membership at the annual meeting the names of the persons nominated by both by the nominating committee after compliance with the preceding sections of this Article and by individual members after compliance with this section 3.
Section 4. Voting: At the annual meeting of the Association and after compliance with preceding sections of this Article, officers and directors shall be elected by a majority vote of Regular, Associate, Lifetime, and Sustaining Members present and voting.