Important Election Dates & Deadlines
- Oct 3 - Electronic voting ballots go out to all current members (Veteran and Associate members will receive different ballots)
- Oct 24 - Electronic ballots due for folks who do not want to receive a mailed ballot. Electronic voting will still be possible after this date, but submitting your electronic ballot by this deadline will help VFP save money by not having to mail a paper ballot.
- Oct 25 - Paper ballots go out to those who did not place an electronic vote (see more information on mailed ballots at the bottom of this page)
- Nov 30 - Postmark date for mailed ballots to ensure they arrive in time to be counted
- Dec 13 - Voting closes
Results will be available by December 17.
|2022-01||U.S. Hands Off Taiwan and the South China Sea|
|2022-02||Oppose a Trilateral Military Alliance between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea|
|2022-03||CODE RED for Humanity - U.S. and NATO Emissions Reporting|
For information on the 2022 Business Meeting, please click here
A recording of the Bylaws and Resolutions section of the Business Meeting can be found here. You can skip to the section by clicking the time stamp in the video description.
|Louis Raprager||T.J. Thompson||James M. Rine||Joshua Farris|
|Stephanie (Steph) R. Atkinson||Jim Driscoll||Rev. James L. Swarts||Brian Trautman|
|Michael L. Wong||
View bios here!
Voting on Resolutions:
All Members, including both Veteran Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to speak to resolutions presented before the Annual Convention. All Members, including both Veteran Members and Associate Members, shall be entitled to one vote on resolutions.
Voting on Bylaw Amendments and Board Candidates:
Only verified* Veteran Members may vote on bylaw amendments. The procedure for voting for both resolutions and bylaws changes will take place in the same manner and time as the elections for the Board of Directors. *Verified veteran member - A member who has submitted proof of service
Meet the Board Candidates Forum!
During the usual social hour time on September 27th we offered the opportunity to listen and meet the members who are running for the board. View the bios of our candidates here.
Watch the recording!
A SECOND YEAR OF ONLINE VOTING!
VFP is excited to have our optional electronic voting again in 2022. A large part of our election costs is the high cost of mailed ballots and low return rate - most ballots we pay to print and mail are never returned.
This year we plan on having a voter registration to receive a mailed ballot if you received a mailed ballot last year but did not vote. If you voted last year (either electronically or by mail) and you fail to vote online this year in the online voting time frame, you will automatically be signed up to receive a mailed ballot.
You do not need to register if you plan on voting electronically as you will receive multiple emails with links and text messages if we have your cell phone in our system. Voting electronically is the preferred method, as it saves time, money, and paper, but paper ballots are not going away.
If you plan on needing a mailed ballot this year please register here today! Fill this form out ONLY if you did not vote last year, but need to have a ballot mailed.