Elections

The NCJA represents state, tribal and local governments on crime control and crime prevention issues.

Regional Rep Nominations and Elections

The NCJA Elections Committee is seeking nominations to serve as regional representatives on the NCJA Advisory Council.  Submit your nominations by Friday, May 11, 2018.

Nominate online Nominate by email

Current members may nominate regional representatives for the NCJA Advisory Council. Nominees must be current dues paying, individual, tribal or criminal justice coordinating council members from the nominator’s region in order to be placed on the ballot. Nominations may be submitted online or by email. Multiple nominations may be submitted and members may nominate themselves. Nominations should be accompanied by a short biographical sketch of the nominee to include the nominee's present position, responsibilities, background and education.

Role and Responsibilities of the Regional Rep

As part of the Advisory Council, regional representatives help the NCJA Board of Directors formulate and guide the policy and direction of the association. The Advisory Council also selects board members and NCJA officers from the Council membership each year. View Statement of Responsibility.

Any individual or tribal member or a representative from a member criminal justice coordinating council in good standing can serve as a regional representative. The regional representatives are elected for a term of one year and may serve consecutive terms. Each region will elect a minimum of three representatives; a fourth representative may be elected from the tribal government members in each region. The four regions - West, Midwest, South and Northeast (see below).

The Advisory Council meets once a year, in the summer in conjunction with the National Forum. Additional meetings may be held by telephone. Because the perspective of practitioners is important, regional representatives are expected to attend this meeting. 

Nominee Eligibility

The regional representatives are elected for a term of one year and may serve consecutive terms. Each region will elect a minimum of three representatives; a fourth representative will serve as an alternate in each of the four regions.

West Region

  • Alaska
  • American Samoa
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virgin Islands
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

South Region

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Midwest Region

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Northeast Region

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont

Regional Rep Elections

After nominations are solicited from the membership-at-large, individual, tribal government and criminal justice coordinating council members will vote by secret ballot in elections held this spring. Ballots will be sent to members by email and elections will be held online. The top three vote getters from each region will serve as regional representatives with the fourth highest vote-getter serving as an alternate.

Contact Us

For assistance, please contact Bethany Broida, NCJA Director of Communications, at bbroida@ncja.org.