2021 NWBA ANNUAL ASSEMBLY - VOTING INFORMATION


Annual Assembly Voting Options

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.

  1. In-person
  2. Electronically
    The voting delegate that is participating via video conferencing or live streaming may vote electronically. Additional information will be provided during the Annual Assembly via the eligible team representative/voting delegate's email address designated in Team Registration.
     
  3. Absentee Ballot
    • The request for an absentee ballot must be received by the Executive Director by Tuesday, March 1, 2022 (Email Will).
    • The completed absentee ballot must then be returned to the Governance Committee Chair by Wednesday, March 16, 2022 (Email Dug).

Annual Assembly and Divisional Annual Meetings Voting Delegate Information

  • The voting delegate can be the Team Representative or someone else, but either way the voting delegate is the person designated within NWBA Team Registration.
  • By January 30, 2022, Teams must be Registered, and the respective Team Representative/Voting Delegate must hold a current season verified complete Non-Athlete Membership Registration to be eligible to vote (which includes a passed background screen and a current completion of SafeSport Training).
  • Teams can update their voting delegate by editing their Team Registration within SportsEngine. 

Divisional Annual Meetings VOTING OPTIONS

The Voting information for each Divisional Annual Meeting can be found in the Divisional Annual Meetings tab.


Voting and Other Rights of Members (NWBA Bylaws Section 4.3)

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.


​​​​​​​Absentee Ballots (NWBA Bylaws Section 10.5)

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.