NYABJ Board Elections

The New York Association of Black Journalists will hold an election for its executive board in November 2023. 

To apply to become a candidate, please click here: bit.ly/nyabj23elections.
The deadline to submit the application is 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.

The following positions are up for election: president, vice president-print, vice president-broadcast, vice president-digital/new media, treasurer, parliamentarian, secretary and member-at-large.

Elected officers’ two-year terms will run from Jan. 1, 2024, to Dec. 31, 2025.

To run for office and/or vote, your NYABJ membership must have been current as of May 1.
The election schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16  Call for candidates for NYABJ board.

  • Friday, Sept. 15 — Deadline to request a paper absentee ballot, which will be sent and returned by postal mail.  Voters are responsible for return postage.  To request a paper ballot, please email election@nyabj.org.

  • Sunday, Sept. 17, 11:59 p.m. — Deadline to submit application to run for NYABJ office.

  • Monday, Oct. 2 — Deadline for election committee to certify and announce eligible candidates.

  • Early/Mid-October  General-body meeting/Meet-the-Candidates Forum

  • Thursday, Oct. 5 — Paper absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who have requested them.

  • Thursday, Oct. 26 — Online ballots will be emailed to voters who have not requested paper absentee ballots.

  • Monday, Nov. 6, 11:59 p.m. — Deadline for online voting.  Deadline for paper absentee ballots to be postmarked.

  • Thursday, Nov. 16 — General-body meeting/in-person election day. Those who voted online or submitted paper absentee ballots cannot vote on this day.

  • Friday, Nov. 17 — Winning candidates will be announced.

Details about the requirements to run for office are on the candidate’s application form: bit.ly/nyabj23elections.

If you have any questions, please contact the NYABJ Election Committee at election@nyabj.org.