This spring, New Jersey State Bar Association members will vote on who will be the next secretary.
On the ballot will be association trustees Kimberly A. Yonta and Fruqan Mouzon and former trustee Robert J. Brass.
The Nominating Committee selected Yonta when it released its slate of candidates in February. Brass and Mouzon are seeking the office by petition, and as such each submitted petitions containing at least 250 signatures of general members, as per the association’s bylaws.
The successful candidate will be sworn-in at the Annual Meeting and Convention in May.
The secretary position is traditionally the first rung on the ladder to becoming president of the 18,000-member association.
The association’s Board of Trustees approved using a third party, Intelliscan Inc., to administer the election to fill the secretary position.
In the coming weeks, all of the general members of the state bar association will receive information about voting procedures. Associate members are not eligible to vote.
For all general members who have an active email address on file, the ballot and voting instructions will be sent electronically. Those who do not have an active email will receive a letter with instructions on how to vote online or request a paper ballot.
To be able to take part in the election, an individual must be an active general member of the association on March 25.
Voting will take place between April 13 and May 4.