The 2021 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 have received an electronic ballot with the appropriate instructions for online voting sometime yesterday (January 6, 2021). Members are asked to check their junk email or spam folder if they don’t find their ballot in their inbox. Members can request a duplicate ballot by emailing email@example.com.
For those preferring to vote by paper ballot, those hard copy ballots were mailed on December 29, 2020, to the address on file with AMHA to every eligible voter. The paper ballot also includes instructions should members prefer to vote online than returning the hard copy.
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 a region has an uncontested race, AMHA still needs votes. Should AMHA fail to meet this minimum quorum, the cost of running a repeat election is both excessive and wasteful. Members are asked to participate in this important governing process of the association. All 2020 members 18 years of age and older and in good standing are eligible to cast a vote.
Online voting will be open until 12 p.m. (Eastern Time) on Friday, February 26, 2021. Paper ballots must be postmarked no later than February 12, 2021, and received by the tabulating agent no later than February 22, 2021. Votes can be cast in person or by proxy at the annual meeting location in the United States Pony Clubs Board Room at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Live and proxy voting will be available on Friday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Eastern Time).
In the event of multiple ballots from or on behalf of a member, the final ballot cast will be counted.
-- via AMHA