Voting Members may submit proxy voting forms between July 15 – August 7, 2018
NSA strongly urges all members who are either an Active or Life member on July 15, 2018 (“Voting Members”) to exercise their right to vote in this year’s annual elections. This date is called the “Record Date.” This voting right may be exercised either in person at the Convention in Minneapolis, MN, or by a proxy vote. A “proxy” is a “signed statement authorizing a person to vote in the stead of the signer in the signer’s absence at a meeting”.
There are two types of proxies authorized by the NSA Board of Governors: General and Limited.
- General Proxy: give your right to vote to a member attending the annual meeting. They will then be authorized to cast your vote for you as the proxy holder sees fit for any issue or matter requiring a vote, including any proposed amendments to the NSA Bylaws.
- Limited Proxy: the NSA Immediate Past President is directed to cast your vote for the specific candidates you indicate on the Limited Proxy form.
A Voting Member may give another individual either a limited proxy or a general proxy, but not both.
General Proxy holders are allowed to vote on Bylaw changes but Limited proxy holders are not because it is unknown whether there will be a vote on a specific proposal at the Convention.
In addition, the NSA Bylaws allow nominations for candidates for office to be made at the Convention, so if you are unable to attend the Convention, NSA urges you to vote either by Limited or General proxy to ensure that your vote for a candidate for office is counted. We want to make sure you exercise your right to vote!
Active and Life Members of NSA may submit limited and general proxy forms to NSA between July 15 – August 7, 2018. The easiest way to submit a proxy is online.
New or amended proxy forms must be received in the NSA office no later than 5 PM EDT on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 to be valid. Proxy forms may be revoked if such revocation is received by the NSA office no later than 5 PM Pacific on Monday, August 20, 2018.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-966-6679 as soon as possible if you have questions. Do not wait until after August 7th when proxy voting concludes to contact NSA.