2013 Board of Trustees Election
If you have any questions about the Board of Trustees election, please contact Michelle Pierce at 415-538-2053 or email her at email@example.com.
In 2013, two seats on the State Bar's Board of Trustees will be up for
election. Districts 1 and 3 will each have one open seat.
District 1: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano, and Sonoma;
District 3: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.
Any active member of the State Bar who maintains his or her principal office for the practice of law within the State Bar district in which there is a vacancy is eligible to run for a seat on the Board. Lawyer members are elected for three-year terms and will assume their offices at the conclusion of the 2013 Annual Meeting.
2013 schedule of dates and deadlines
Feb. 1: Nominating petitions available
April 2: Last day to file nominating petitions
April 11: Last day to withdraw nomination
April 22: Eligibility list closes*
April 30: Ballots mailed**
July 1: Last day for voting
July 8-11: Canvass of ballots
Oct. 10-13: Annual Meeting – San Jose
Upon receipt of the ballot packet, members may vote using the mail ballot or online with their member number (blind information that is not printed on the ballot) and the voter PIN number printed on the ballot. The combination of these two numbers permits members to vote in their district election.
* Any active member of the State Bar, in good standing on the date the eligibility list closes, whose principal office for the practice of law is located within a county that is included within the State Bar district in which there is an election, shall be eligible to vote in the 2013 election.
** For 2013, the State Bar will conduct a “hybrid” election that uses a combination of voting by mail ballot and online. A ballot packet is mailed to all eligible members. The ballot packet is similar to the one used in past elections by the State Bar and includes a ballot, instructions, candidate statements, a unique voter PIN number printed on the ballot, and a return mail ballot envelope.