QMA National and Region Elections
Please note that the National Board announced on Wednesday, September 28th that they would only be accepting paper ballot requests from individuals who explicitly request them from the new QMA accountant. I have since been in touch with Denise, the national board, and others. Despite indications from the National Office that a club request was valid before our club vote, the NBOD will not reconsider this stance. We will not be getting paper ballots automatically. I, for one, will be requesting my paper ballot immediately.
This election is a critically important one! Things are not going to change and improve unless our membership stands up and takes the time to make their voice and opinions heard.
To vote this year, you will either need:
- Paper ballot: Follow the instructions in the NBOD Announcement and make an individual request to the new accountant at QMAvote@gmail.com including your name, QMA membership number, and region. If you do not have your membership number handy, please contact Jamie Loonam immediately. You can call/text her at 206-276-6085. Main-in ballots will need to be filled out and returned in the provided envelope postmarked by 10/31/2016 and received by November 4th in order to be counted for the election.
- Electronic voting: If you want to vote online instead of individually requesting the paper ballot, you can log into the national website starting October 1st and cast your ballot electronically.
Please take the time to vote. This year is especially important. Let’s make ourselves heard!
If you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to reach out to me, Jamie, or any other member of the board.