All NWBA Members are welcome and encouraged to attend the Annual Assembly (in-person or electronically). Only the eligible team representatives/voting delegates from eligible teams registered for the current season (as outlined in the Bylaws references below) are allowed to vote.
The Voting information for each Divisional Annual Meeting can be found in the Divisional Annual Meetings tab.
The Team Representative/Voting Delegate for their respective NWBA Registered Team, who are U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age, shall be entitled to one vote in all matters submitted to a vote of the membership. All voting delegates shall be a member of the NWBA at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the election or membership vote (Annual Assembly date) in order to be eligible to vote in such election and/or membership vote.
Certain athletes have voting rights as set forth in Articles 11 and 12 of these NWBA Bylaws.
No other voting privileges are conferred upon these members.
The voting membership shall cast their votes for all open Board of Directors positions and all Amendments of NWBA Bylaws during the Annual Assembly, and the results shall be tabulated and announced immediately.
Voting members of the NWBA who cannot attend the Annual Assembly may request an absentee ballot. The request for an absentee ballot must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Assembly by the NWBA Executive Director via electronic mail. The completed absentee ballot must then be returned to the Chair of the Governance Committee via electronic mail at least fifteen (15) days prior to the commencement of the Annual Assembly. Absentee ballots shall be tabulated at the same time as other ballots during the Annual Assembly.