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NCRA’s Constitution & Bylaws permit members to cast their votes in contested elections and on bylaws amendments via secure, online means, even if they can’t attend the Annual Business Meeting at convention. But to exercise the right, members must have an active email address on file in NCRA’s membership database. This will enable NCRA to keep you informed if a contested election or amendment is coming up for a vote and provide information on how to register and cast your vote online. Members who are eligible to vote will be able to sign on to the secure website and vote through a private, secure link during the 12-hour voting period. Results will be verified by a third party.

The deadline to update email addresses in the NCRA database is July 15. Members can do so by contacting NCRA’s Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272, or they can update their accounts online through their NCRA account at NCRA.org. Look for “Renew or update your record” under the “Membership Tools” category.

The Annual Business Meeting will take place at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, July 30. The Annual Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with NCRA’s Convention & Expo in New York, N.Y.

Notice of NCRA Annual Business Meeting

The NCRA Annual Business Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, July 30, in conjunction with NCRA’s Convention & Expo in New York, N.Y.

The Constitution & Bylaws permits all eligible NCRA voting members to vote through electronic means. Eligible voting members should make sure that the email address in NCRA’s database is current and active by July 15, so that they can receive notices on the process for voting online on Bylaws amendments and Board of Directors elections between two candidates (if any). Members who are eligible to vote and not in attendance will be able to sign on to the secure website and vote through a private, secure link during the 12-hour voting period, which should open within two hours of the end of the Annual Business Meeting. Results will be verified by a third party.

To make sure NCRA has a current email address, contact NCRA’s Member Services and Information Center at 800-272-6272 or update your NCRA account through NCRA.org. Look for “Renew or update your record” under the “Membership Tools” category.

To be able to vote via the Web, individuals must join NCRA or provide an updated email to NCRA by July 15.

Membership dues increase proposed for 2016

At its April 2015 meeting, the NCRA Board of Directors recommended that a proposal to increase dues be put before the membership for vote at the Annual Business Meeting. The proposal is for reporter dues to be raised to $270 and associate dues to $160. Student dues will not be increased and remain at $65.

The board’s recommendation must be approved by a majority of the Voting Members present at the NCRA Annual Business Meeting on July 30 in order to go into effect.