The 2020 American Morgan Horse Association election portal is now open and ready to begin accepting electronic votes. Every AMHA member that is eligible to vote, and has a valid email address on file with AMHA, should receive an electronic ballot with the appropriate instructions for online voting.
Because of the volume of ballots that are being sent from the balloting company (Survey and Ballot Systems), please wait until the end of the day today before reporting that you have not received a ballot. Mass emails such as these take time to get delivered appropriately. Also, check the junk email or spam folder if you don’t find your ballot by the end of the day. If you have still not received a ballot, you can request a duplicate ballot by emailing email@example.com.
AMHA Bylaw 2.13 requires that each region cast a minimum of 100 ballots to establish a proper quorum and validate the election. This means that even if a particular region has an uncontested race (only one person running for one position), AMHA must receive a minimum of 100 properly executed ballots in order to validate the election of that region.
So, even if your region has an uncontested race, AMHA still needs your vote. Should AMHA fail to meet this minimum quorum, the cost of running a repeat election is both excessive and wasteful. Please be sure to participate in this important governing process of the association. All 2019 members, 18 years of age and older and in good standing, are eligible to cast a vote.
Online voting will be open until 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Votes can be cast in person or by proxy at the annual meeting located at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Live voting will be available on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Eastern Time) and Proxy voting will be available on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. (Eastern Time). Designated proxy holders wishing to cast votes in this manner must be in line no later than 9 a.m. (Eastern Time) in order to be eligible to cast such proxy votes. No proxy votes will be accepted if presented after the 9 a.m. deadline. To download a proxy form, click here.\
-- via AMHA