The Nominating Committee will not be mailing out a hard copy, paper ballot for the 2017 Director Election.
What method will be used instead? How will NSS members vote?
The Nominating Committee has chosen Vote-Now.com to run the 2017 Director Election.
Why is this being done?
Cost Savingswe will save on printing and postage.
Error Preventionthe potential for human error in vote counting will be reduced.
Simplicityit will be easier for the Nominating Committee to conduct the election.
Ease of Useit will be easier, quicker, and cheaper for individual NSS members to cast their vote.
Conservationwe'll use less paper.
How will I cast my ballot?
In the Spring of 2017 all NSS members, who are eligible to vote in the Director Election, will receive an e-mail invitation to vote from Vote-Now.com.
When members click the link in the invitation, the 2017 Director Election ballot will load in their browser.
The member will make a selection of candidates and cast his or her ballot.
How will I vote if I share an e-mail account with multiple family members?
Each NSS member who is eligible to vote will receive a unique voter code. Families that share e-mail accounts will need to vote only once each.
I don't have an e-mail account, how will I vote?
All eligible members who do not have an e-mail address listed in the NSS member database will receive a postcard with a unique voter code and voting instructions.
The voter can use that code to vote from a Web browser on any Internet-connected computer.
I don't have an Internet connection or even a computer, what will I do?
You'll still get a postcard with a unique voter code in the mail. Take the card to the Library or to a friend, relative, or acquaintance who has an Internet-connected computer.
Why are you forcing me to use the Internet?
We don't want to "force" anyone to use the Internet if they don't want to. You may still use a paper ballot, but you'll need to request one by following the instructions on the follow-up card. The Nominating Committee is encouraging everyone to use the Internet though, because it will save us money.
Where will I be able to find information about the Director candidates?
The Nominating Committee will still publish the candidate platforms on the Nominating Committee Web site.
You will also be able to access candidate platforms from the online ballot.
Will any of the dates in the election timeline change?
Since we anticipate that a few members will request a written ballot, we will still need to abide by the timeline. The timeline is based on deadlines required in the NSS Bylaws.
I have questions about the organization you have chosen to run the election. Where can I find out more about them?