Eligible members should have received a personalized ballot on January 14 and a reminder message on January 20 from YesElections with a personalized ballot.
YesElections—formerly ElectionsAmerica—has been NIRSA’s voting platform for six years. Their recent name change could cause your email service provider to treat the ballot email as an unrecognized sender. If you cannot locate your personalized NIRSA ballot, please check your junk mail for a message from YesElections (sent on 1/14 and again on 1/20).
If you don’t find a message then you should add firstname.lastname@example.org as a safe sender, or whitelist the email, and contact NIRSA Senior Director of Operations Mary Callender for assistance prior to elections closing on January 27.
NIRSA Members will be notified of the voting process in advance of the opening day of elections. Please confirm your email address and ensure your membership is current at nirsa.me to help ensure receipt of the electronic ballot.
Paper Ballot Requests
In the event that you do not have access to an email account, as long as you are a current NIRSA Member, you may request a paper ballot for the 2019 NIRSA Elections by following the process outlined below:
Submit a written request for a paper ballot to NIRSA Headquarters, 4185 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97333
Requests must be postmarked by December 30, 2018 to ensure you receive your ballot by the opening of elections
Completed ballots must be returned to NIRSA Headquarters and received by January 12, 2019
Note: Late ballots are not valid and will not be included in the voting process.
Recruiting & Applying
The recruitment and application process for the leadership positions occurs in late summer through early fall in preparation for slating candidates to stand for election.