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Elected Officials

Delegates may choose to run for an elected position at the annual NC YMCA Youth and Government Conference. Positions may be in the Executive, Judicial or Legislative branches.

Elected Officers

NC Youth and Government limits the number of candidates that can run for office within our Legislative program. Delegations with multiple students interested in a position should host delegation-level elections to determine who will represent them on the ballot at the conference. These elections should be completed prior to pre-conferences.

Small Delegations

Delegations with less than 50 total members may submit one Associate Officer Candidate and one Executive Officer per position.

Large Delegations

Delegations with more than 50 total members may submit two Associate Officer Candidate and one Executive Officer per position.

There is no limit to the number of Judicial Candidates each delegation can submit for open Judicial positions.

Executive Officials

All executive candidates must complete the executive candidate application. These positions are elected by all delegates. If elected these executive officers will lead the conference planning for the following program year. This is a full-year commitment. 

Legislative

  • Governor -This official must be a strong leader who will coordinate and organize officers and all program areas for the following NC Youth and Government Year. Candidates must be a junior during the election year with one prior year of conference experience. All delegates vote for this officer position.
  • Lieutenant Governor - This official leads the legislative program in the senate chambers. This requires a strong understanding of Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure. Candidates must be a junior during the election year with one prior year of conference experience. In addition, candidates must serve as a committee chair during the conference at which they are running for this position. All delegates vote for this officer position.
  • Speaker of the House - This official leades the legislative program in the house of representative chambers. This requires a strong understanding of Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure. Candidates must be a sophomore during the election year with one prior year of conference experience. In addition, candidates must serve as a committee chair during the conference at which they are running for this position.

Judicial

  • Chief Justice  - This official leads the court of appeals program. A strong understanding of how to write a brief and lead a courtroom is required. Candidates must be Juniors in High School at the time of election with one year of prior Conference experience. All delegates vote for this officer position.  
  • Attorney General - This official leads our Mock Trial program. A strong understanding of this program is required for this role. Candidates must be a Junior at the time of campaign/election with one year of prior conference experience. The runner up delegate for this position will become the Senior District Attorney.

Apply for an Executive Position

 

Associate Officials

All associate candidates must complete the associate candidate application. These positions are elected by delegates in the program area that the candidate is running to lead.

Legislative

  • Presiding Officer - This official has a strong understanding of Roberts Rules of Order and Parliamentary Procedure. Delegates must have at least one year of conference experiene and have served as a committee chair to run for this position. Legislative delegates vote for this position.

Judicial

  • Associate Justice - This official supports the Chief Justice in leading courtrooms for the Court of Appeals Program. Delegates must have at least one year of conference experience to run. Court of Appeals delegates vote for this position.
  • District Attorney - This role will support the attorney general in the mock trial program, leading a courtroom. Candidate must have had one year of Conference experience prior to campaigning/ election. Mock Trial delegates vote for this officer position. 
  •  Law Clark- An associate officer position in Mock Trial. Candidates must be Juniors and be in the Mock Trial program at the time of campaigning. This role will be responsible for assisting the Attorney General and working directly with the District Attorney's in order to prepare for Conference. A Law Clerk, along with the District Attorneys, will provide assistance to delegates before and during Conference. This role will only be voted on by Mock Trial Delegates. must have a year of prior conference experience in order to run.

Apply for an Associate Position

 

Appointed Officials

Officials in these roles are appointed by Officers and state office staff for specialty program officer roles. Delegates interested in appointment officer position should notify current officers and state office leadership during Pre-Conference.

Judicial

  • Associate Justice - Two of the Eight Associate Justice positions are appointed positions by the Chief Justices (6 elected associates, 2 appointed). This role will support the chief justice leading courtrooms for the court of appeals program. Candidates must have  one year of Conference experience prior to appointment.

Legislative

  • State Treasurer- This official leads the budget analysts delegates in the legislative program.  This official must understated how to write a state budget and how to appropriately assess the fiscal feasibility of a proposed bill. Appointees must be juniors in High School at the time of appointment.   
  • Secretary of State- This role will lead the lobbyist delegates in the legislative program. As secretary of state, this delegate must understated how to write both pro and con arguments for proposed bills. Appointees must be juniors in High School with one year of prior conference experience at the time of appointment.   

Media

  • Media Editor in Chief - Media Editor in Chief, leads the media team to help produce content prior to and during the Youth & Government Conference. This is an executive officer position. This official must be a junior in High School at the time of appointment, with at least one year of conference experience.
  • Media Associate Editors - These roles include Broadcast Editor, Print Editor, Social Media Editor and Photography Editor. All Media Associate Editors are appointed by the State Office and Current Media Officers.