Candidates for ACTFL Board positions, as well as their surrogates (individuals/organizations, etc.) should refrain from any and all campaigning, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Distribution by hand, mail, or other manner of promotional material, flyers, or posters for the purpose of soliciting votes for a specific candidate;
- Use of social media for the purpose of soliciting votes for a specific candidate; and
- Communications made to multiple recipients for the purpose of soliciting votes for a specific candidate. Candidates are required to sign a copy of this policy agreeing to abide by its terms. Candidates who violate this policy will be removed from the ballot and will be ineligible to hold elected office for the election during which they campaigned.
Note: Nothing in this policy should be construed as a limitation on the free expression of ideas among ACTFL members. Members are encouraged to discuss the relative merits of candidates for ACTFL office. What is prohibited is campaigning, as defined in this policy.
Any member may report a suspected violation to the chair of the nominating committee or to the Board President. The Board will investigate and make a determination if there has been a violation. The Board's determination will be final.
(Approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors in May 2015)