Changes to Annual Voting Process at Annual Meeting 2010

In 2010, we will be changing the voting process that takes place at our Annual Meeting at our Annual Convention in New York City in order to allow more time for voting by attendees at the meeting and more time for tallying the votes.

This year, the Annual Meeting will begin at 12:15 in the Great Hall.

From 12:15 – 1:45pm the only agenda item will be voting.

If you want to vote in person, you must vote then.

An Election Committee member will be at the Information Desk to confirm your eligibility to vote and give you a ballot. The voting section of the Meeting will be closed at 1:45pm.

At 1:45pm there will be a break in the Annual Meeting (so that people can attend classes) and we will resume at 5:30pm in the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre for the rest of the agenda (which includes all of the reports and Q&A that typically take place at the meeting). The results of the voting will be announced at the end of the 5:30 session.

It is always easier for our vote counter to use the proxy ballots that are mailed in and so we encourage members to vote using the mail-in proxy ballot, but if you want to vote in person, you should be aware that we will not take votes after 1:45 or during the second part of the meeting.

The proxy ballot by mail will work the same way that it has done in past years; if you mark and send in a proxy ballot, it will be cast on your behalf by the designated proxy at the Annual Meeting.

If you have any questions, please visit the elections page or contact the Elections Committee using the link thereon.