AMHA Board of Directors Online Voting Now Open

January 15th, 2020

The 2020 AMHA Election portal is now open and ready to begin accepting your electronic votes. Every AMHA member that is eligible to vote (AND has a valid e-mail 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 our 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 e-mails such as these take time to get delivered appropriately. Also – check your junk e-mail 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 e-mailing info@morganhorse.com.

For those preferring to vote by paper ballot, those hard copy ballots were mailed on November 27th to the address on file with AMHA to every eligible voter. Your paper ballot also includes instructions should you prefer to vote online rather than returning the hard copy.

Did you know that 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 your 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 PM (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Paper ballots must be postmarked no later than January 9, 2020 and received by the Tabulating Agent no later than January 17, 2020. Votes can be cast in person or by proxy at the annual meeting locate 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 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (Eastern Time) and Proxy voting will be available on Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM (Eastern Time). Designated proxy holders wishing to cast votes in this manner MUST be in line NO LATER than 9:00 AM (Eastern Time) in order to be eligible to cast such proxy votes. No proxy votes will be accepted if presented after the 9:00 AM deadline. To download a proxy form, click here.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this vital governing process of your Association!