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2024 MNFurs Board Election Timeline

Hello, MNFurs! This is your elections committee with an announcement to make.  As you may or may not know, MNFurs is a volunteer-based 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  What that means is that we not only have volunteers but also a board of directors to help things run smoothly within the group, and we will be starting the election process for three seats on the board of directors..

Starting on October 25th, 2023, we will start accepting nominations for board members, so start thinking about if there is someone you believe would be a good fit for an MNFurs board position; otherwise you can nominate yourself as well.

We will be using the website to make full announcements throughout the whole process, but feel free to contact [email protected] if you have any questions about things such as running for the board, how to vote in elections, or what is expected as a board member.

Edit – 10/21/2023: Timeline revisions
Edit – 11/16/2023:
Added Candidate Q&A time and location to timeline.
Edit – 12/7/2023: Changed volunteer cut-off date from 12/8 to 12/15.


Please note! These dates were revised as of October 21st, 2023. Please review the new timeline.

  • 10/25 – Nominations Open
  • 11/1 – November Board Meeting
  • 11/25 – Nominations Close
  • 12/6 – December Board Meeting
  • 12/6 – Candidate Bios Due
  • 12/9 – Candidate Q&A (Burnsville Library @ 12pm)
  • 12/15 – Volunteer Hours Cutoff (11:59pm CST)
  • 12/16 – Voting Opens
  • 1/5 – Voting Closes
  • 1/6 – December Board Meeting
  • ?? – Board Retreat (Date & Location TBD)

Voting, Submitting Candidates, etc

More detail in the coming months will be shared via mnfurs.org, and our events.

FAQ and Details


Candidates for Board can be submitted via email starting on the nomination opening date. Please do not share any candidates early as they will not be recorded. All candidate submissions will be followed with a email confirmation.

Voting Members

Any MNFurs community member with 20 hours or more are considered voting members and will be able to vote for 1 to 3 individuals during this election cycle. There are three seats open for election this year.

Earning hours

By helping out Minnesota Furs perform their nonprofit role. This can include volunteering to run or help out events like picnics or an Oval meet, throwing an event that is recognized by MNFurs as an MNFurs activity, volunteering or staffing for Furry Migration, volunteering for Werecamp, and helping out the election committee! These hours must be verified by Minnesota Furs before being accepted and must be submitted before Dec 8th, 2023. Any volunteer hours happening after that date will be applied to the next year’s  elections.

Can I nominate myself?”

Yes you can! It is pretty much expected that people will nominate themselves.


All voting will be done electronically online via the same method and platform as the previous couple years.




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