Do You Vote in the NRA BoD Election?
As the winter rolls on here in Cleveland, I spent a few minutes trying to tidy my desk this past Monday night. While doing so, I stacked up a pile of magazines that I haven’t yet had time to read. As I quickly flipped through them, I found my NRA BoD ballot in one of my Issues of Freedom First. I made a quick decision and detached the ballot and put in in my pile of things that needed to be dealt with.
It was a good decision. You see, the next morning Rob Pincus got a hold of me to ask me what I thought about him running for the 76th Seat of the NRA BoD. Pincus is a great candidate and I would love to see him win that seat. Here is the catch, he needs 250 write in votes on the ballot to be eligible to run for the final seat at the NRA Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana in April. I still had my ballot, make that 249 votes.
This post isn’t really about Rob, but if you are curious, you can find out more about him here at the I.C.E. Training Website
As I talked with folks about Rob’s decision a common theme was, “I don’t have my ballot.”
What if you don’t have your ballot?
I get that. There are a ton of reasons why your ballot may not be in your hands. Whether you have failed to update your address after a move, you receive your magazine electronically and missed the ballot in the mail, or the dog ate it, if you want to help shape the direction of your NRA voting for the Board of Directors is probably one of the more important ways.
Of course, to do that, you need a ballot.
I had a chance to speak with Andrew who is a membership specialist at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax Virginia regarding the possibility of Members requesting replacement ballots for the 2014 NRA BoD Election.
Although there is no guarantee that replacement ballots will be sent, Andrew suggested that you contact the executive office of the NRA in writing. when you do so, you will want to provide as many details as you can about your situation such as:
- Your Name
- Membership Number
- Contact Phone Number
- and of course why it is that you are requesting a replacement ballot.
- I would suggest that you also include your email address.
You can request your replacement ballot by writing to:
NRA Executive Office
11250 Waples Mill Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Of course, If you do get that ballot sent out to you, make sure you get it returned and into the hands of the NRA by April 6th. And, if you agree with me that Pincus will do a great job of helping to move the NRA and our fight for the Second Amendment in the right direction, write in Rob Pincus, Bexley, Ohio. Your vote will help to secure his place in the election for the 76th Seat which will take place at the NRA Annual Meeting at the end of April.
Most importantly, make sure that your voice is heard.