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2014 NAMI Voting & Elections Information

NAMI Board elections take place at the Annual meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Convention in September 2014.

Five (5) candidates will be elected to serve for the standard three-year term.

Nominees must be NAMI members and members of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization making the nomination. Nominations may be made only by NAMI Affiliates and NAMI State Organizations that have submitted their membership and paid dues by the nomination deadline. Each NAMI Affiliate and NAMI State Organization may nominate no more than one candidate. Nominations must be received by NAMI no later than June 7, 2014 (90 days prior to the NAMI Annual Convention) and addressed to:

NAMI Elections 2014
Attn: Lynn Borton
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203

A nomination form is now available below. The form must be accompanied by a nomination letter made on the letterhead of the nominating NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization, including evidence of authorization by the board of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization to make the nomination, and be signed by the chief officer of the NAMI Affiliate or NAMI State Organization. (If the chief officer is the nominee, then another proper officer must sign.) Nominations via e-mail may be submitted to if electronically signed.

To ensure compliance with NAMI’s Bylaws, 75 percent of the NAMI Board must be “persons who have or have had mental illness, or parents or other relatives thereof.” Candidates will be asked to make a statement to this effect. No more than five (5) members who do not have a lived experience with mental illness themselves or as a relative may serve on the NAMI Board at any time. All current NAMI Board members identify as having lived experience.

If you have questions about the 2014 NAMI voting and elections process, please send an email to

Open Letter from the NAMI Board 2014
2014 Elections Information
2014 Board of Directors Nomination Form