Royals Hall of Fame Voting (Regular Phase) shall be completed every other year with 40 total electors consisting of the following: (1) All living members of the Royals Hall of Fame (2) Select Royals Board members (3) Select members of the Kansas City Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America (4) Select Kansas City Electronic Media members (5) Select members of Royals Front Office Staff (6) Royals Fans to be represented as four electors via on-line balloting (Fan Vote Distribution: Four votes for the highest vote getter; three votes for second, and two votes for third).
To be eligible for the first time players must have been active in the Major Leagues at some time during a period beginning twelve (12) years before and ending three (3) years or more prior to election. Eligible players that received a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the vote in the most recent prior election cycle remain on the ballot for up to five cycles. All eligible players must have been active with the Kansas City Royals for at least three (3) seasons and accumulated a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances or 300 innings pitched. Those eligible shall have ceased to be an active on-field member of the Kansas City Royals (or for any other Major League Organization) in the role for which they are being considered for at least three (3) calendar years preceding the election - but may be otherwise connected to the Royals or another Major League Organization.
Any eligible player receiving votes on seventy-five percent (75%) of the ballots cast will be deemed an elected Royals Hall of Fame member and scheduled for induction during the 2017 season. To remain on the ballot for the next RHOF voting cycle, eligible players must receive a minimum of ten percent (10%) of the ballots. In odd-numbered years a separate Veterans Committee vote will consider the candidacy of non-player personnel and players who previously received Royals Hall of Fame Voting (Regular Phase) votes, but are no longer eligible for election in that manner.