Who Can Vote?
Active members of the Council of Magickal Arts, Inc. are entitled to the following:
Voting for the Board of Directors is done online through 7pm Saturday of Festival.
The following lists contain some of the various positions throughout CMA that are determined by election:
Additionally, at every Festival (barring extenuating circumstances) CMA holds our Great Works (general business) meetings. Referendum items must be submitted to the Director of Records 30 days prior to the start of Festival to be added to the Great Works meeting Agenda. Any item submitted after that time can be discussed, but not voted on, during the Great Works meeting and can be added to the GW Agenda for the subsequent GW meeting.
Board of Directors + Transparency Advocate
CMA is a volunteer-run organization, and this includes our Board of Directors. Our Board must be able to conduct all of the business aspects of the Council of Magickal Arts, Inc. and serves as the extension of our member's will. Serving as a board member means being held responsible for not only the decisions made by the Board itself, but also of the day-to-day goings-on of the corporation. It can be very trying of one's patience, have long hours, and can require making some tough decisions. It can also be very rewarding, as you are taking a direct hand in determining the direction of CMA and are helping to foster a community in which your fellow pagans and spiritually-minded individuals can grow and flourish.
Candidates for a Board position must meet the following requirements, and the meeting of these requirements will be verified by the current Director of Records. Completing verification means someone is, according to our bylaws, eligible to run for and hold a Board position. Whether someone is competent, suited for, or desirable as a Board Member can only be determined by a vote of the Members.
To serve on the Board of Directors, a Member must meet all 4 criteria below:
Felony conviction does not preclude candidacy or service on the Board of Directors.
Additionally, election to the position of Director in CMA requires the use of your Legal Name. CMA Officers have to be listed on public legal records. The Executive Director, Director of Records, and Director of Finance must all be prepared to file paperwork for Bonding as Fiduciary Officers of a 501(c)3 corporation. There is no expectation of privacy when running for election or serving as a member of our Board of Directors.