NRA Voting Membership

Article III, Section 6 of the NRA bylaws states in part that: “Fully paid lifetime members and annual members with five or more consecutive years of membership, as shown in the Association’s membership records, who have obtained the age of 8 years on or before the fiftieth (50th) day prior to the date of the annual meeting of members and who are citizens of the United States of America shall be entitled to vote. Each such member shall be entitled to cast a vote for not more than one person for each vacancy on the Board of Directors to be filled by the membership at any election of Directors ….”

This means ….. if you are a lifetime or 5-year member, you receive a ballot in your NRA magazine the third week of January (February issue). If not, or if you’re not certain of your membership status, or if you’ve lost/misplaced your ballot then please contact NRA Membership.

As in any election with multiple candidates for multiple vacancies, “bullet” voting is most effective. For example,  in a small election if you vote for five candidates to fill five positions, each candidate is tied.  For the NRA election, best is to do your research and vote for one (I hope to have your support and to earn your vote), perhaps three, and absolutely no more than five. Voting for 25 to fill the 25 seats effectively nullifies your votes and does not help to elect candidates you desire on the Board of Directors.

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