NFDA members will have the opportunity during the month of August to elect individuals to serve in officer positions on the Board of Directors.
The new NFDA governance structure, adopted during the 2015 NFDA International Convention & Expo, brought exciting, historic changes to NFDA, including a revitalized process for electing the men and women who will serve on the Board of Directors.
Under the new structure, all NFDA members will vote for the officers who will serve on the NFDA Board of Directors – president-elect, treasurer and secretary. Officers serve a one-year term, which will commence following the 2016 NFDA Convention. The Policy Board will continue to elect at-large representatives.
How Can I Vote?
The election of officers will take place August 1 to August 31, 2016.
All eligible NFDA members (firm members and individual members) will have the opportunity to vote for the NFDA President-elect, Treasurer and Secretary.
- Each eligible member who serves as the primary contact for a firm (main location) will receive three votes in total; two on behalf of the firm and one as an individual member.
- Each eligible member who is not the primary contact for a member firm (main location) will have one vote.
Firms/individuals must have been members-in-good-standing by July 20, 2016, to be eligible to vote.
On August 1:
- Eligible members who have a unique email address on file with NFDA by July 20, 2016, will receive an email with voting information, a link to their electronic ballot and their login credentials.
- Eligible members who do not have an email address on file will be sent a postcard via USPS with the link to the electronic ballot and their login credentials. If a person receives a postcard and does not have access to a computer, they can request a paper ballot be sent to them.
Members are not required to vote for each office. They can abstain on one or more items. Regardless of how an eligible member gets to the election ballot, once they have submitted their vote, they will not be able to change their vote or vote a second time.