2019 CAPS Board of Directors Elections

2019 Election Schedule2019 Nominating Petition | 2019 Election Procedures

Nominating Petitions Due Friday, August 2, 2019 by 5 p.m.

Candidate Statements Due Monday, August 12, 2019 by 5 p.m.


If YOU want to serve your fellow State Scientists, please consider running for one of the positions on the CAPS Board of Directors (BOD).  All elected CAPS BOD members are unpaid volunteers, with necessary business expenses reimbursed, and a modest stipend provided monthly to officers.  The CAPS BOD typically meets quarterly on Saturdays.  CAPS Committees meet more frequently, often by conference call.  Most CAPS time requires use of vacation or annual leave, although when meeting with state management on official business state time is provided.

Election Process Begins Monday, July 1, 2019. The deadline for filing a nominating petition for election to the 2019-2021 CAPS Board of Directors is Friday, 5pm, August 2, 2019.

Download the 2019 Election Schedule2019 Nominating Petition | 2019 Election Procedures

The CAPS Board of Directors is subject to election by the membership every two years.  The time required may exceed the quarterly Board of Directors meetings, for example, by serving on committees and doing other activities necessary to represent the employment interests of State Scientists. The volunteer nature of the CAPS Board of Directors helps keep dues low.

Positions subject to election include four officers (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer), five regional district directors, two at-large directors and one supervisor director.  Each candidate must have been a CAPS member for at least one year continuously and must have permanent state civil service status.  Each candidate must submit a nominating petition containing the signatures of at least 10 CAPS members.  Supervisory members may run for only the supervisor’s seat on the board.  Balloting will be conducted by secret ballot via U.S. mail. Be sure that your current address is up to date if you’ve recently moved. There is no filing fee.

Independent Election Administrator. For purposes of continuity, the Elections Committee has once again selected MK Election Services, a specialized independent election service, to administer the election; visit their website for more information: http://mkelections.com/. Nominating petitions are due August 2, 2019, at 5pm and candidate statements are due 5pm on Monday, August 12, 2019.