Article VI, section 3 of the bylaws of American Mensa are amended as follows: In the first sentence, "the nominees(s) for the position of Chairman" is changed to "all nominees for Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, and Second Vice-Chairman positions". The resulting section will then read:
(3)…The Nominating Committee shall nominate one or more candidates for each of the elective offices of American Mensa Ltd., of whom all nominees for Chairman, First Vice-Chairman, and Second Vice-Chairman shall (unless no individuals with the requisite qualifications are willing to run for that office) be members of the American Mensa Committee then in office, or have served at least one year on a prior American Mensa Committee.
Basically, this amendment makes the requirements for running for certain offices different, depending on whether or not there is anyone else running. If a member with no AMC experience is experienced enough to run for office alone, then they should be experienced enough to run against people. Making the qualifications different based on the number of people who run in an election is useless - especially since that requirement is not in place for petition candidates. Rules should apply to all candidates, or none.
My vote is "No" on Amendment 8.