Voting Online in USPA’s Election

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USPA’s first online election for the board of directors kicked off Monday morning, November 1, with an e-mail blast to all current USPA members who have a valid e-mail address on file. Some early voters encountered initial problems with the link, but the vendor quickly reconfigured some settings to resolve the issue. Anyone who received the e-mail but could not voter earlier is encouraged to go back and try it again.

If you did not receive the e-mail—

  • Check to make sure your membership is current.
  • Check your spam and/or junk folders for the e-mail.
  • Make sure votenet.com and uspa.org are included in your e-mail’s list of approved contacts.

Current members who did not receive the link should either vote using a paper ballot or submit your e-mail address here. Within 10 days from submitting the e-mail address at USPA Headquarters, you should receive an e-mail from cvincent@uspa.org containing a link to the voting website. The website recognizes the member’s encrypted user name and unique password and logs the member in, displaying candidate information for national directors, as well as regional directors for the voter’s region. Write-in spaces are provided for each. To indicate your selection, be sure to click the box next to any candidate’s name, including write-ins.

For added security, the e-mailed link will expire in three days from when the e-mail was sent. USPA will send a weekly e-mail reminder to all eligible voters who have not completed the voting process, so if the link expired, keep an eye out for the next e-mail or vote by paper ballot. If you started voting but didn’t finish, your partially completed ballot will be saved, and the link in the reminder e-mail will return you to your ballot.

While we’ve received several comments that the online voting process was easy to use, we’re aware that a few members have had problems. If you are one of those few, e-mail an explanation of your issue to cvincent@uspa.org.

Voting is open until 5 p.m. EST, December 31, but don’t delay. Vote now!

2 Responses to “Voting Online in USPA’s Election”

  1. Andrew Metcalfe Says:

    I received the email, but the link just doesn’t work. It gives an error saying the link is expired.

    All in all, a bit of a disappointment for a first try.

    _Am

    • Clint Vincent Says:

      USPA is using VoteNet Solutions to manage our online voting. The company’s security experts have set a limit of three days for all embedded links transmitted through their software.

      Our e-mail invitation to vote includes the statement, “Due to security measures, this embedded link is only valid for three days” and concludes with the statement that we will send periodic reminders with new links during the election.

      The reminders will be sent to current members with valid e-mail addresses on file at USPA Headquarters. If you prefer not to wait until the next reminder is sent, you can submit a paper ballot through the mail.

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