[W5SFA] ARRL West Gulf Director Election

Gary Baldwin kf5zrt at gmail.com
Thu Oct 17 14:50:30 CDT 2019

Below is a message from ARRL on voting for West Gulf Director.  There has been a delay in getting ballots delivered in some
areas serviced by the USPS Distribution Center in Houston.  I received my ballot today and will mail back tomorrow.

I encourage you to exercise your right to vote for your choice for our West Gulf ARRL Director.

Thanks for supporting ARRL and Amateur Radio.


Greetings ARRL South Texas Section Members,

Some folks have not received their West Gulf Division Director Election
Ballot yet.

The delays are related to damage at a US Postal Service sorting facility
in Houston caused by storms in late September.

ARRL HQ released this statement addressing the delays and process to get
a replacement ballot...

From: Henderson, Dan N1ND<dhenderson at arrl.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 10:59 AM
Subject: RE: West Gulf Division Ballot

Wednesday October 16, 2019

ARRL has become aware of a mail delivery problem affecting the ARRL
Board of Director election ballots sent to members in part of the West
Gulf Division. Recent flooding has affected some US Postal Service
distribution centers in the Houston region of the state, damaging some
sorting machines. This is delaying delivery to many members in that
area.  They are processing mail out, but there are delays in processing
out bulk mail, which include the ballots.  We are aware that ballots are
being processed as part of their work flow, but they cannot give us a
definitive date of when they will all be out for delivery.

All ballots were mailed from Hartford on Monday September 30 as required
by the Articles of Association/By-Laws. Ballots to most of the West Gulf
Division were delivered in the usual time frame, which is generally 10
to 14 days.

We have received numerous requests for replacement ballots. We also have
member notifications sent after making the replacement ballot request to
inform us the ballot had arrived. We ask ARRL members to be patient.

If you still do not receive your ballot by Monday October 21, 2019,
please send a request for a new ballot ton1nd at arrl.org. The ARRL HQ
will process out replacement requests on Tuesday October 22, 2019 via
first class mail and daily as later requests come in. That will allow 3+
weeks (24 days) for the replacement to be delivered to you and allowing
for their return to ARRL’s accounting firm of CohnReznick LLP by the
noon on Friday November 15, 2019 deadline.

There is no deadline for requesting a replacement ballot. Also, there is
no deadline for you to have received your ballot in order to be eligible
to vote. Please note that all replacement requests need to be in writing
(email is fine) but must directly come from the ARRL member.
Third-party requests cannot be processed.

If you have already requested a replacement ballot but still haven’t
received the original ballot by October 21st, you will need re-confirm
your need for a replacement by email ton1nd at arrl.org. If your original
ballot is received before that time, we also ask you confirm that to
n1nd at arrl.org  so that your request can be closed.

We thank you for your patience in this unusual situation.  If you have
any questions, please contact ARRL Assistant Secretary Dan Henderson,
N1ND, atn1nd at arrl.org  or by phone at 860-594-0236.

Dan Henderson, N1ND
Assistant Secretary – American Radio Relay League, Inc.
Regulatory Information Manager
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio ®
dhenderson at arrl.org

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